I have just rec'd by your Excellency's Express Genl. Lillington's orders to collect all the provisions together for the use of the Militia who are now ordered out to the aid of the So. States. Your Excellency may depend on my exertions in my department for the public, but I hope your Excellency will direct where I may call for Cash necessary for carrying on the business, as I have no more money advanced than £8,000; the draft on the Treasury for £5,000 was never yet paid. This sum, you are certain, will be but a small part that will be wanting, as a considerble sum will be required to purchase wagons to carry provisions.