To the Board of War of North Carolina, 31st October, 1780.
“Colo. Polk refuses to supply any but the regular Troops, and is unwilling to be concerned under the Act for levying the specific Provision Tax unless he has the appointment of the Commissioners with whom he is to be connected; urging that those appointed under the Act are incompetent to the task, and that there will be great difficulty in settling their Accounts, which may eventually involve him.”
[The above are referred at top of p. 742, post.—W. C.]