From John Nicholas
The Forrest Jany: 8. 12 oclock at Night
Your Excellency I doubt not is anxious to hear of the enemy’s situation; they are from every account at Westover with some Corps advanced on the road leading to this place who appear to be under arms as I am. I have about 300 men tolerably well appointed about 40 the best of which are advanced under the command of Cap. Selden within sight of their advanced posts. Genl. Nelson I suppose you have late accounts from. He is at C. City Court-house his Videts and mine were together today at the Church near J Byrd’s. I should be glad of a few good horsemen.
Excuse the want of wafers and command as you think best.
[On verso:] A list of Capt. Selden’s Company.
|Wm. Blackburn||Elisha Owen||Wm. Bullington|
|Michaja Bottom||George Milton||Jacob Carter|
|John Gunn||John Mcquilque||Absalam Browning|
|Richd. Cock||Richd. Barley||Symon Sholts|
RC (Vi); addressed and endorsed.