By accounts Just Received from Ninty Six, Col. Ennis did Not March to Take post at the High Falls of Santee, as was expected. He is Still at his Station. Col. Cruger Comm'ds; his force about five hundred men, one hundred and fifty at Agusta, none at the Congrees; Weak in Town and very Seekly; a Strong post Just to the wesward of me, Cols. Farguerson's & Cuningham's, Rockymount, four hundred; place much strengthened. Our fieldpiece and our houtozer are Now moving into the Neighbourhood of this Post; Camden altogether Defenseless, without the Troops have Retreat to it, Which I judge is Not the Case. They are busy in preparing Works at the Saw mill, and woud prove an advantageous post if there was No Way of Going Round; but if they think to Make a Stand there, it will prove an excelent Trap for them, as the General Cant fail of having a proper Description of the Country about Camden. I am Cleare they mean to Make no great opposisseon at that place; these preperations are meare amusements by which they expect to gain time to Remove their Sick & Wounded, Which are Very Numerous. They have also Considerable Stores; three Large Boats has Just Come up in Which are a quantity of Salt, Rum & Sugar, Cloathing, &c. But should the Excelency, Gen'l Gates, thenk proper to Send a Party over pinetree Creek to fall in their Rear, either at the Creek or at the highills or Nielson's ferrey, it Woud Totally Ruen them, as Nothing is more Certain then that their Retreat woud be Rendered exceedingly precareous, and the Necessary Supplies for their army imposible to be had; the way they Woud have to move to Save themselves and if these Large Convairs
N. B. The enemy are gaining Strength to the westward. They are Raising Several Battalions. Their Measures in Country Succeeds only two well. Our advantage Depends much upon Despatch. Their army at present is much more Seekly than ours. In a few weeks ours Will be in the Same Situation, but a push in to the heart of the Country Settles the Whole Business in three weeks' Time, as well in Charles Town as the Country. The enemy are So Detached that they Can't oppose an army. There is a great Quantity of Old Corn upon the Congrees. The enemy have a Great Many thousand bushels there Stored up. The Next of your favours I am hono'd with I hope will be from Santee or Camden.