To the Honble J. L. Leich, Esqr.
The following Memorandum I beg you to look over when you are writing to Gen. Lillington:
1st, advise him of the two different sums I have drawn from the Treasury, making the distinction for what has been drawn for the Department of New Hanover, 8 rgt., 50 M. pounds, and the 10 Thousand for the Brigade now preparing to march to the South. I'm conscious it would give the Genl. particular satisfaction to have from under your hand the particulars with respect to the arrival of the Marquis of Bretigny, and with regard to the French and Spanish fleet, supposed to be intended for Jamaica; likewise the intelligence from the Flag with the prisoners, the intelligence that Mr. Crstn. Prill has brought from our friends in So. Carolina. I would be glad you would mention your approbation of allowing this Brigade the same allowance of Liquors as was allowed to the 8,000 which composed the two former draughts. I hope you'll likewise give instructions for the proper mode of obtaining the warrants for the above sums, that the matter may be adjusted with regularity. Your own kind condescension is the reason I have taken the liberty to present you with these Minutes, which you'll observe as you see proper.