Our baggage came to Camp safe, Three days ago, but Bowling and Gant, the two Deserters I brought from the State troops, both made their escape and carried off a Centenal by the name of Anthony De Summers, an Indian fellow. I had them Ironed near Hillsborough, and they were marched in Irons to Charlotte, where they went off & the Centenal.
Genl. Greene sent to me yesterday for an Officer to ride express to Gov. Burke with the greatest dispatch. I requested Capt. Dixon to come on that business, as he had a good horse. The Genl. Informed me he wished the letter to go to Gov. Burke and one for Genl. Rutherford, safe and quick; I don’t know any thing about the contents. Capt. Dixon’s Company time expires next month, and, as we have plenty of Captains, I don’t think it will be worth while for him to return, so I have directed him to wait your orders.
I have nothing new to inform you; get the lands laid off if possible. Capt. Dixon has something to mention to you about it, which I think is just, but you will be the better Judge when he sees you.
Please to make my compliments to all Inquiring friends,