Your favor of the 25th Current, I have just received with your returns. I am really sorry your people are so tardy in coming on; when your men arrive here, they will be ordered to proceed on with Col. Perkins' Militia. Let me entreat you to bring up the remainder of your men, as fast as you possibly can. The steps you have taken to collect them I much approve, as also your conduct respecting the arms. I will write to Messrs. Hewes and Smith to deliver you the remainder of the Continental arms which you will be pleased to order on with the second division of your Troops. If you can get them cleaned and properly prepared for use pray do.
I thank you for the intelligence you were pleased to communicate to me. I have no late accounts from the Northward. Genl. Lincoln left this a week ago for Charles Town where he is to command. I am Sir, with esteem and respect,