Out of this Subscription, and the Marquis of Bretigny’s Cargo at Halifax I have directed Colo. Davie to furnish the Officers of our Brigade now in service with Gen. Greene with as much Cloth
The Residue of the Goods are at Halifax in the possession of Col. Davie to be ordered out as occasion will require.
The Merchants in Consequence of their Tobacco released at Pitch Landing from Impressment subscribed to Colo. Murfree 30 Hogheads, which are not yet appropriated; but were intended to discharge part of a debt due Mr. Montfort at Halifax from Gen. Greene, and the Residue to be delivered to the Merchants at Edenton in part satisfaction for their Supplies.
Lieut. Col. Moore of Caswell is appointed Tobacco Agent for the State in the room of Major Tatom resigned, for Hillsboro District and Jesse Potts for Halifax. I know not what quantity they may have procured. Mr. Bignal procured an order for what Tobacco Maj. Tatem had on Hand to pay for Arms, Ammunition, &c., as Pr. his Letter herewith. Major Montflorence, one of Colo. Davie’s Assistants, hath orders to deliver to Van Schellebeck & Mailhol, Merchants in Newbern, and Factors for the Marquis of Bretigny what old pork is now at Kingston and other places in Newbern District to be shipped to Martinique in part Satisfaction of the Cargo he has sent in.
In Consequence of Gen. Greene’s Requisition for Cattle and other supplies I have directed Colo. Davie to levy a Contribution of 1000 Head of Cattle on Edenton District, the like Number of Cattle in Newbern and Wilmington Districts amounting to 3000, which the Comrs. are now collecting under the Aid of Generals Gregory, Caswell and Lillington, also 500 Barrels of pork, in Edenton District to make satisfaction to the Merchants for their supplies.
Since Col. Stewart’s arrival I have directed Docr. Cooley, at Edenton, Quarter Master, to deliver to Colo. Long for the use of the Southern Army 100 Bushels of Salt, 1 Hoghd. of Rum, 1 Hogsd. of French Brandy & 500 lb. of Sugar: to be by him forwarded by Water to George Town, which by small Boats may be easily effected, if kept a Secret from our enemies.
The State Troops will merit your particular Attention to draw
The above is a State of the Administration since your Absence which may require your Attention. I shall be ready at all Times to communicate to your Excellency any further information you may require.