Previous to the receipt of your favour of the 2d Inst. I had orders from Genl. Huger to proceed to Hillsborough without delay, which Order, when we are in a situation to move, must be attended to, and such circumstances justify our moving a contrary way. In confidence I can inform you that we have not at present in my Command twelve Men that are equiped for the Field. The few that are, besides those with us, are with Col. Buford. I am much obliged to you for your order of twenty-five Thousand Dollars, which shall be appropriated to the use of your District.