Your Excellency's Orders of 23rd Inst., with the Commissions for the officers of the State Regiment I have the honor to have before me.
It is my earnest Wish that those Gentlemen I am honored with the Command of should be immediately conveyed, to effect which I am inclined to think not less than twelve Horsemen may be necessary. But upon reflecting that the Gentlemen reside in all Quarters of the State a Doubt arrises whether they can meet, so as to again rendezvous the eleventh of next October.
Upon looking over the Law for raising State Troops, I find no provision for officers Cloathing, Tents, Pay for the Army, no way pointed out by which Colours, Drums & Fifes, Camp Kettles, necessary Tools, Waggons & Teams, are to be obtain'd. In the Arrangement of the Officers I see no Chaplain, Surgeon, Muster Master, or Commissary appointed; Offices I hope your Excellency may Judge necessary.
In the present Position of the State, could recommend Warren or Granville Counties a fit Place to rendezvous the Regiment.