You have my thanks for your's of the 7th instant. I am now N. E. of Charlotte 13½ Miles. By the Bearer I send you one British prisoner taken some days since, & 3 Tories taken the 6th instant. Golson Step, a Tory, on examination gave the following
I would wish you to detain all the good Rifles from the inhabitants who pass your Camp. This may induce some to return in defence of their Country; besides, several have made application to me for Arms, whom I cannot furnish. I expect, from sundry concurring circumstances, that the Enemy will make a movement very shortly. I have been informed of a considerable Quantity of Leather belonging to the Estate of Montgomery in Salisbury & Cloth belonging to Chambers in the same place; perhaps you will think proper to have those Articles secured for the Public.