Your favours of the 10th & 12th came saif to hand. I shall march from this tomorrow Morning. A detachment I sent to the Assistance of Brig. Genl. Caswell at Kingston, I have ordered to meet me at Tarborough on Sunday. I have met great difficulty in Collecting the Men notwithstanding I shall not be able to bring on more than one half the number and those badly furnished; their is a quantity of publick Stores on this river but the want of Waggons will put it out of my power to bring them on. You may depend I shall proceed agreeable to your orders with the utmost Expedn.