Enclosed your Excellency will have the names of the officers to whom the Commissions I received is filled up for; there is wanted three Blanks, being an entire change of officers in the Regiments. Should be obliged to your Excellency to direct them made out and sent when convenient, agreeable to your Excellency's orders and the Brigadier General's. I called a general muster, served each Captain with a Copy of the Act of Assembly. Few men have been hired in this County, as will appear by the returns herein enclosed, owing in a great measure to the Enemies' sending their Tenders within our Sound and so frequently landing so near us on the Banks.
Capt. Coalman will be able to fully inform your Excellency as to the situation of our County relative to the disaffected part, Deserters and men refusing to march when drafted, as also the distress the Island of Hatteras and the lower Inhabitants of our County adjacent are apprehensive of from the encroachments of the enemies' privateers, tenders, &c.