Should have sent you long ere now the number of Troopers und’r my Command, but my indisposition for Two Months past prevented me. I muster’d them twice & the greatest number that appear’d were Sixteen, not One of which was accouter’d according to law. I can’t fine them, as they are all willing to purchase the acoutriments fit for a Gent’n Trooper, but such is not to be had here. Shall goe ∗ ∗ ∗ whatever ∗ ∗ ∗ Number of Swords & belts
P. S. Acco’t of the arms that appear’d in the field, Vizt.:
They promis’d faithfully to be better provided next Mee ∗ ∗ ∗
To His Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esq., Govern’r & Commander in chief off North Carolina.