on over reaching of Bedford which will be on the 16th [undecipherable] as we set out on our March on tomorrow, and the total Number of cavalry infantry and Artillery - will come near to 4000 men : [deleted]and[/deleted] [inserted] we [/inserted] for youth, and good appearance I have never seen any troops to [undecipherable] them in our former Army and fort [undecipherable] Samuel Hodge[undecipherable]