Last evening I red. a packett from the Governour of Virginia. The Letters now inclosed came in it. I also inclose you a Coppy of the Letter I recd. from his Excellency. I am told Governour Rutledge is some where near the Army. This induced me to Inclose you the Letter from him.
I am just now moving to Join you with the Militia, consisting of about 600 Rank & File and about 160 Regular Troops, with Two Field pieces, badly equiped. You may rest ashured no unnecessary delays shall be made on our march thither. I now enclose you the proceedings of the Court of Enquiry that I told you of in my last. The determination of the Court has induced me to parole Capt. Gard to a Room in this place. This day the British Officers & Soldiers taken at King's mountain came in here, five Officers & 31 privates. The first I have Ordered the Quarter Master to procure Quarters for in the Country, to which I shall parole them. The Latter are put into Gaol, & a Terrible place it is, being so crowded. I think it would be good policy, as well as
Mr. Clay has been here several days, every day of which he expected them in. As he goes on for Head Quarters to Day, he will give you a more full Account about them.