To His Excellency Abner Nash, Esqr.
When Mr. Benj. Hawkins was in this town he advanced to me Twenty thousand pounds, to be laid out for the public use. I have transmitted to him my acct. agst. the Publick, amounting to £19,-273, which with sundry accts. yet to commit for a Horse, 2 pr. Pistols & some Beef, which when paid, with two Horses more that I am to purchase by order of the General, for two Light Horse men of the last draft, which will far exceed the sum I rec'd from you & Mr. Hawkins. I would be much obliged to you to grant a warrant on the Treasury for Twenty thousand pounds; the sum I rec'd of Mr. Hawkins I delivered to him, to whom I have sent a Bond payable to your Excellency for the full amount of the Monies rec'd from yourself and Mr. Hawkins. You may be well assured I shall render a faithful account at the next meeting of the Assembly.
P. S. I would be much obliged to your Excellency to send me some Blank Commission, as there is several officers in this County that have none.