You are to proceed with the utmost despatch to Gen'l Ramsey, of the Militia, in the district of Hillsboro, and receive from him such instructions as may be necessary in respect to the places where you are to attend to receive the men hired into the Continental Service by the Militia of the District. These men you will receive, and all deserters from the Continental Service, and march them in the most expeditious manner in your power to Charlotte, where you will join the Troops from the District of Salisbury, and receive further orders from me or your Superior Officers. Gen'l Ramsey will appoint persons to furnish provisions for the men until your arrival at Charlotte, and give every assistance he can towards facilitating your march. I wish you an agreeable service,
P. S. Make a return as soon as possible of the men you receive.