When I wrote you last I was not Certain that Tarlton had Advanced up the Country & Proceeded towards Hillsborough. On Wednesday last he left Petersburg, took the Hillsborough Rout and I fear before this Reaches you he will be there. I have Directed the Express to proceed with Expedition in order that you may apprise Genl. Greene. Tarlton's force is 700 Chosen Horse.
The British has lost three Battles in the West Indies, in which they lost 5,000 men, and it is beyond a doubt that the French Forces is near Kings bridge and a large imbarcation will take Plaice at Portsmouth Shortly.