Inclosed is Intelligence from General Greene this Moment received. As the Enemy may make Edenton an Object, it is proper that we Cover it as effectually as we can. You will be pleased, therefore, to order five hundred Men from your District immediately upon this Service, and direct the disposition of them in such Manner as to give the most effectual Opposition to the Enemy.
I have requested General Jones to Send three hundred Stand of Arms from Halifax to Colo. Wynn’s, at Winston, for this Service, presuming that the remainder can be Armed in the District. I have also written to the Commissary General to take Measures for their Subsistence. Be so good as to direct the Officer who shall Command this party to dispatch an Express to Count De Rochambeau on the first Moment of the Enemy’s entering Albemarle Sound or as Soon after as possible.
Give particular orders that the Arms be restored into the hands of Some Careful field officer of your own.