I am under the necessity of making application to you, as of the Civil power, for a warrant to impress two men with horses to go Express, the warrant to be directed to Wm. Christmas, Esq., who I think the most judicious person under immediate business. The business of Express is often of the utmost consequence to the public weal.
Tho’ I know I need not mention to you the propriety of communicating intelligence, and business of a public nature being very essential to Military operations.
The Express I wish to attend to-morrow morning.