Dear Sir:—I rceived on yesterday your kind letter of the 10th Oct. last. It had lain in the post office here for some time. I returned from Tennessee on Friday last and Monday came to this place to attend our Courts.
I will in a few weeks resume the work I have at heart, Compiling the History of North Carolina. I have collected a considerable mass of materials for several periods of this history, and in doing this have been kindly aided by a few of the officers and soldiers of the North Carolina line, but by none so liberally as yourself. I am glad you are disposed to aid me still more, and beg you commence your work as soon as your convenience will admit. Col. Polk of Raleigh, is engaged in such a work, and to refresh his memory I submitted to him before I went to Tennessee, and left with him until my return, your manuscripts. Maj. Donoho of Caswell, wishes to read them, and I have promised him to go to his house and spend a week or ten days with him and get all the information his memory can supply.
The work which I wish to publish, it is my ambition to prepare in a style worthy of its subject; it will embrace views of the climate, soil, geology, mineralogy, moral and political character, state of society, of literature, &c., of North Carolina. Time will be re
It will give me great pleasure to hear from you frequently. Direct your letters to Haw River Post Office, Orange County.