I have sent Sergeant Beckham with five men for the swords, powder and lead. I wish we could get thirty or forty swords, as I wish to have that number of my best men equipped compleat as horsemen, and use the remainder as infantry mounted.
I shall join the men, I expect from Granville and Franklin with
As soon as I get the swords, &c., from you I shall move down to observe the motions of the enemy.
I send you Captain Tullock's letter—it is the only information we have received since my last. Pray let my men meet no difficulty in obtaining the necessaries I have wrote for.
I shall send you every day, after tomorrow an express, should there be the least movements of the enemy.
Pray General use your influence with Col. Taylor to send me twenty or thirty men. I have written to him on the subject.
I shall move down with the men I have so soon as you furnish from your quarters the necessaries I send for.