Lindehielm sent his next letter on 30 October. In it he noted that his plan to keep "tripleringen till häst" in Viborg instead of sending it by sea to Reval. The situation was getting worse: storms and cold weather had made any attempt to send more troops by sea very perilous. Lindehielm had consequently decided to unload the ships and sent the cavalry to Nyen instead. County Governor Cronhjort in Nyland had assured Lindehielm that he would send more cavalry to Reval, thereby filling the quota set by the King. Lindehielm asked the councillors in Stockholm to inform Charles XII of his actions and explain the reasoning behind them.
The latest news from Nyen was that the Russian raiding party had withdrawn. It had only consisted of 300 men. The only news from Narva was that heavy firing had been heard from that direction.
On 2 November Lindehielm wrote again. The news from Nyen were that the Russians had withdrawn beyond Duderhoff and that the Swedish forces were planning to move in that direction in order to create a supply depot for the forces that were gathering. At this point more than 1 200 men had gone from Viborg to Nyen. No firing had been heard from Narva since the 28th. What did this mean? Had the Russians been repulsed? Had the relieving army arrived?
Just as Lindehielm was finishing his letter news dated 1 November arrived from Nyen. According to them the Russians had a couple of days earlier made an assault on Narva, but been repulsed with heavy losses.
Source: Riksarkivet, ÄK 243, vol. 77.