Your letter of the 1st Inst. I have just received. I have had several applications for the command of the Guard to go with Commissioners for extending the Boundary line. No Guard is yet appointed, nor can I appoint an officer without the advice of the Council. Your pretensions I shall lay before the board when they meet, and inform you their determination. I thank you for your friendly offers of serving me to the westward. At present I have nothing to trouble you with. If any thing occurs, I will do myself the pleasure of informing you.
In case the Continental Regiments are not filled by the Militia enlisting men by the first of next month, the deficiency is to be made good by drafts from the respective Counties according to