The Governor is writing you by this Express, & will give you the Necessary information as to the Enemies' arrival in Chesapeake Bay. We learn that a part of them are landed at Kemp's Landing, & have got possession of a Number of Beaves, which had been collected in Princes Ann County for the Southern Army. I have been endeavouring to make out about 30 Horses to send you for your Artillery, which I have this day a probability of effecting. Should I succeed, they will be sent off in a day or two. I had no orders on this Head from you, but I am acquainted with your Situation, & observing a tolerable opportunity have embraced this opportunity of getting the Horses. I would not tell you you may absolutely depend on them, but I think I shall not fail in getting them. As soon as I have got them off I shall lose no time in returning to Taylor's Ferry. About 250 Stand of Arms, & 500 & upwards of setts of Accoutrements, have by this time Arrived at Taylor's Ferry, with orders for Majr. Anderson to send them forwards immediately.
P. S. It is said the Enemy have 50,000 Troops destined for Virginia.