When I wrote yesterday by General Morgan I had not time to answer your Letter fully. I coincide with you in Opinion with respect to the British Detaching large reinforcements to the Southward as soon as the season of Campaigning is over to the Northward.
General Harrington's intelligence with respect to the Arrival of the French fleet on the Coast of South Carolina I apprehend is premature. We have heard, and I wish it may be otherwise, of the Arrival of a Reinforcement at Charles Town. Lord Cornwallis has taken a Judicious position at Wynsborough, tho' I don't think he intends it as a fixed one, but is rather waiting the Arrival of the Reinforcements and exhausting that part of the Country, which he must shortly quit if the troops do not Arrive, and should the French fleet arrive he must at all events Return to Charles Town.
I lately wrote Genl. Butler a Letter which might have satisfied him of the Cause of discharging the Militia he mentioned to you.