I had the honor to receive your favor of the 11 Instant yesterday evening, and in consequence of your recommendation I shall March towards Peedee tomorrow, & shall write to Colos. Marion & Giles soon after I arrive there. I shall be glad to hear from the Gentleman whom You, Sir, mention towards the conclusion of your said favour.
I received a Letter from His Excellency, Governor Rutledge, requesting me to order the Tory Prisoners taken by Colo. Marion to New bern, which I shall do tomorrow; and as the other Prisoners will be troublesome to me on my March, I shall send them also to Newbern under the same Guard, 14 in all, viz.: 6 Tories from So. Carolina, 4 British soldiers, 1 North Carolina Tory, 2 Militia men, turn'd over to the Continental-service for desertion from the Militia, and James McLean, the lying Deserter.
I have again received accounts of French & Spanish Forces being landed at Sunbury; but as such Reports have so often prevailed when there was not the least foundation for them, I am