Your Excellency directed me to inform you of my situation and prospect relative to the Troops that marches out this Brigade. Some Counties turn out very well, and others seems something Tardy, but am in hopes I shall get the number, or very near it, Drafted for. Respecting arms, we are in a bad situation. I am informed by some of the Colonels that it is not possible to get arms. I shall do everything in my power to forward on the Troops. Hope to be at Kingston in a short time; any orders or directions I shall be glad to Know them.