Congratulates NG on the success of Lee's Legion at Georgetown; from the tenor of Lee's letter, he believes the cavalry had "no opportunity of using their Swords."[1
] If Williams forms a detachment to cooperate with the legion in an attack on Wilmington, N.C., Maj. [Thomas] Ridley, the "next Senior Major," will expect to command.[2
] Does not believe it "practicable for the Troops from Virginia to act in concert with those from Chas
Town unless they come the same way."[3
] NG's dispatches to Gen. [Isaac] Huger arrived and "shall be attended to."[4
] An express has been sent to Cross Creek.[5
] Williams was undoubtedly referring to cooperation between the British force in Virginia and the one that had sailed from Charleston, S.C., to occupy Wilmington. As he surmised, the two forces did not "act in concert."