Inclosed are four letters, one from Colonel Fanning, one from Captain Golson, one from Major Griffith and one from Colonel O’Neal.
I take Fanning’s to be a very ridiculous piece, though I doubt not that he is earnest and the tenor of it. Golson’s and Major Griffith’s seems to prove the necessity of posting the State Troops at different stations on Deep River as you mentioned at Halifax.
The intelligence conveyed in O’Neal’s letter I begin to doubt the truth of. I hope you will excuse me for troubling your Excellency with these letters, for though they contain nothing of real consequence, I thought it my duty to let you see them.