Our advices from Clinton are that Sir Harry, with his fleet and army, has formed the blockade; his approaches are made within a few feet of the Grand Canal or wet ditch. A flying camp under Cornwallis, consisting of 1,500 light troops, scour the country from Cooper to Santee rivers, a space of 40 Miles, with fully that sweep elsewhere. The favourable circumstances are that his army, tho' numerous, are very sickly; the soil will not admit of saping, his lines very extensive, and six thousand N. Carolina militia in
The important question of finance agitated the minds of either party. Nothing conclusive has been done.
May you, with good Lady and Son, be very happy in your agreeable retreat.