We have had the unfortunate defeat of our Army near Camden too well confirmed to admit a doubt to the contrary. It is also reported and believed that we have lost all our Waggons and Baggage.
I have in consequence thought proper to have a list taken of all the waggons in this County and the Vicinity of it, and shall immediately send round to all the principal farmers, requesting them to furnish their proportion of Horses for the same. I shall send the proportion round to them and have a return by Monday.
This I conclude to be the only practicable method in our
Pray command me freely in every thing that you judge proper. I repeat, I am entirely devoted to your service.
I have some young men here who would gladly execute any command from your Excellency.
I have collected the courses and deeds for your Roanoke land, but decline sending them, as I suppose you will be too much engaged to attend to it. I will have a plan of it taken here.