Fort Robertdeau, August the 6th, 1779
This Morning arived at this post, Bringing With me what men I could Collect on the Way. I think from the accounts of my Bruther, that the Number of the Enemy in those parts must be Large. I am sorry that I had not been on the Frontiers at the time it happened, but on Receiving your Leter Directing me to apply to Mr Carson, in Carlisle, for such Articles as was wanting for my men, it Caused me to be abroad — as Near an ac’t as I Can Give is mentioned in his Letter to the Board of War. — I hope you will Excuse me in Writeing Short at this time, as the Express is Waiting when my Bruther’s Letter was Wrote.
I am Your Hbl Srt,
N.B. —This Moment there is Twelve men arived, and with them and what Can be Speared from this garrison, I Will march Emadietly to morrison’s Caave.