You'll receive by the bearer eight bars of lead. The remainder has been distributed among one hundred of the light horse, who starts from here (Richmond) this day for Sherrill's ford. I shall repair to camp with what of the draft now ordered to be made is ready to march. The reinforcement from Virginia will be considerable, all volunteers well mounted, good arms and hearty in the cause.
(Col. Armstrong was killed in the attack on Fort 96 in 1781.)