Please your Excellency.
After many difficulties, I have got what Troops have come up over the line on the 6th Instant, which are on their march for Charles Town. Agreeably to your Excellency's orders I have enclosed a general return of the Men, and shall esteem it a favor done me if your Excellency will at any time be pleased to let me hear from you. You will see, Sir, by the return how backward the Cols. have been in turning out their Men and providing for them. The Duplin men have at this time neither Cart, pot or any other necessary for marching.