I've been exceedingly Ill this several weeks past, or should have had the pleasure of seeing you at the assembly myself. I am informed the Continental officers are ordered to Hillsborough, supposed to take command of the Malitia. I should be exceedingly happy to get a Command, such as you may think my long services and rank in the army may merit. Should there be any Horse raised you well know my partiallity for that service, and in fact think I am better qualified for the Horse than any other; beg you will let my sentiments be made known to the governor, who I think will endeavour to gratify my request, and as I imagine those appointments will be made by the Assembly. Hope you will make use of your interest & should it succeed, be pleased to signify the same to me by letter and I will immediately join the army, &c.