I recd. your favour by Mr. Pasture. Captn. Armstrong comes with the discharged men who I refer you to for all the news in Camp. Colo. Dixon comes with the discharged men & I have given him orders for him and the other Officers to wait on you for your orders As soon as they arrive in the State.
The Officers in Camp have recommended Colo. Harney, Major
Our State Stores being all out, we have made free to take what you had in your Waggon and served it out to the Officers of the Brigade. I consulted Colo. Dixon, Major McRee & Captn. Armstrong on that Subject, who thought it would be better to have it used here and you supplyed at home, than to carry it all the way back again. I have wrote to Captn. Doherty to replace it to you as soon as possible, also your Bacon was about spoiling and made use of that, which Captn. Armstrong will inform you. I believe the Waggoner has behaved A miss on Examining your Stores which was done to-day. Found only Eight Gallons & one quart of Brandy, fifty-four pounds Sugar & Twenty ½ ℔ Coffee, which Mr. Perjatt recd. and Issued. Upon examining the men that came up with the Waggons found out that your Waggoner was frequently drunk, and Saul tells me to-day that he has been drunk half his time since he has been at Camp. I had a Sentery over the waggon, and the Waggoner always has had the key of it.
Captn. Armstrong has the returns of the Brigade.I am, Dear General,
N. B. We have four full Companies in Camp yet, as you will see by the returns. I did not mention to the Genl. for Major McRee to come to Wilmington District, but from the number of men, I am confident he would not permit him and Colo. Dixon both to return, and a Major will be wanting in Camp.