[Price to Council.]
Upper Camp Prince Georges 26th July 1776...
Gentlemen. If you expect frequent intelligence from this
place you must send down for it, it being impossible to get
horses here. I have been under the necessity of sending
home all the Militia except fifty and it was with much difficulty
I could keep them, indeed their Distress seems to be very
great for most of them are poor people whose Crops are
suffering and many have not any dependence but their Labor.
I received an express from General Lewis last night. The
following is a copy of my answer to him which will give you
as true a state of matters here as possible I found it absolutely
necessary to keep the Waggon and horses brought from
Annapolis not knowing what hour it might be necessary to
move the Cannon and also to draw them back for it will not
be possible to get any here. However if you think it best and
will send me directions I shall act accordingly.
I am Gen'
Your very Humble Servt
Copy of my answer to Genl Lewis Letter on the other side.