I have received your favor of May 13th with the inclosures. You will please to appoint such places of rendezvous for the drafts, as fast as they are made, as will be most convenient, and order proper officers to attend for the purpose of receiving them; and when a small party is collected at any one place, you will send them on to Camp under a proper number of Officers, that the final arrangement of them may be made. It will be best to have them sent on by small parties, as well on account of supplies as the convenience of arranging them.
Inclosed is an order on Captain Irish, Commissary of Military Stores at New London in Virginia, for one thousand stand of Arms, which you will please send for immediately, that the men may not waste any part of the little time for which they are enlisted at the places of rendezvous. Many of the troops of your Line will shortly go home, besides those that have already been discharged, I beg