PRES. REED TO CAPT. CLUGGAGE, 1779.
Philad., Aug. 20, 1779.
It is with some Concern we find you have not yet made any Return of your Transactions in recruiting your Company of Rangers. I desire you would immediately transmit a Return of your Company and as we have been informed you have indulged them in going to their own Houses we must inform you that such a Procedure if it be true is very disagreable to us & disreputable to you : & more especially as Gentlemen of Note in the County are complaining to us that their Protection is neglected & the County suffering Surely there must be something wrong in this Business which you must endeavour to rectify without Delay. Upon the Receipt of this there-
fore we require you to embody your Company & take such Station as Col. Piper shall think most for the Interest of the County & the Frontier generally And we recommend to you to exert yourself to satisfy the just Expectations of the publick and render the Services
for which the Corps was raised.
I am Sir, with due Regard
Your Obcd. Hbble Serv*.
P. S. M r Canon of Carlisle is provided with sundry necessaries
for which you are to apply to him.