I learn from many accounts that Fanning and his party are very troublesome. If the Troops are not yet advanced I request you to Order them on as Soon as possible. I am unwilling to send anything to Hillsboro until you are that far advanced at least. I wish to hear from you, and therefore I beg you to send an Express to me with the State you find the Troops in and the prospects you find of their Utility. I perceive you will have Occasions for some active Exertions, and you must be furnished with Horses for that purpose. I am taking measures for that purpose.