I have received your Excellency's favor of Inst. per Mr. Graves. I cannot avoid mentioning my distressed situation for money, and which daily increases by means of the Continental Troops from Virginia passing this place. My exertions for their supplies have not been a little, and my advancement in money out of my own Desk is not a small sum in every department. For other particulars I must refer you to Mr. Green.
If the Militia are detained a week longer, they may possibly be supplied with forage, but at present there is none, nor will there be any until it be Boated up the River. They will be furnished with provisions here, I believe, as well as expected. In case they come about the 30th it will be necessary that they impress wagons or Carts in Duplin to last them four or five days' forage after they arrive here.
I shall daily be in expectation of a sum of money being forwarded me.