“I have just leisure enough before Marching this morning to admit my answering your favour of the 29th ult. I return you my sincere thanks for your care and assiduity for which the whole of your conduct with respect to my Brigade on the march has been remarkable. Your Waggons is all discharged at this Post, our own having joined us, by which I hope to make a Steady march by Land to the Southward, finding it impracticable to take Transports at Annapolis. The brigade is just now put under march, and must conclude with wishes for your health,” etc.
Note.—Doubtless error for January 1, 1780.—Ed.