I have to inform you, that on the tenth day of July a certain Thos. Rice was appointed an Ensign by order of Col. Will. Davis, in the first Reg't Continental Troops of this State. I therefore request the favour of you to send him a Commission, as soon as possible, agreeable to said appointment, the better to enable him for to proceed on our intended march.
Sir:—The within Mr. Rice is a good officer & much approved of,