I have the Boats & Canoes Collected agreeable to your Excellency's orders, and have them on their way down to Edenton. I have Boats, &c., Collecting on Mehering River and will secure them.
I have no Command and would wish to be doing something. If I had permission I could raise a party of Horsemen, if your Excellency thinks they would be of Service please to let me know it by the bearer, and give me permission to get those men that would turn out from the different Countys in this part of the Country; and liberty to Impress horses, Saddles & Bridles for those that have not good horses, &c., of their own.
After Compleating the party, with your Excellency's permission, I will March to Virginia. Several Gentlemen that I have Mentioned it to is very desirous of Marching to Virginia and will turn out.
N. B. I will thank your Excelcy. for the last Intelligence you have from the enemy, &c.