Agreeable to your orders, I have delivered Genl. Gist your Instructions to me. The assembly meets on the 17th Inst. to consider some more efficacious Means of filling their Regts. I can not flatter you with the Prospect of a speedy Reinforcement from this State. The State Regt. yet lays at Annapolis. If the Enemy
The Embarkation we have been amused with for sometime past it seems was destined for West Point. The enclosed Papers, which contain all the news we have, will explain the matter. There is an Embarkation of 6,000 now spoke of, destined by Conjecture for the South.
Pardon the Liberty I have taken to request you will send the enclosed with the Papers, when you have amused yourself with considering the good that may arise from such uncommon Baseness, to Colo. Williams,