Capt. Parker from Bermuda is permitted to take on Board 80 or 90 barrels of Pork that quantity being short of the price of salt he brought in. The Naval officer I have written to, who will clear him out. I still want some salt, for the public and will take the quantity you mention and furnish a proportionable part of the Cargo, on your signifying what the same is. I can do nothing with the Frenchman respecting the powder, until the meeting of the Council which will be in a few days.