As the men drafted to fill up our Regiments will be ready to march in a few days, and nothing will detain them but want of money to pay the Bounty, I submit it to your Excellency whether it would not be proper to direct the paymaster or deputy to repair to Halifax immediately, to comply with the engagement of the public on this Head. Something of this kind must be done as there is not money sufficient in the hands of the receiver of the public money to pay the soldiers bounty.
I am with real respect and esteem sir your most obedient servant.
To Gov. Caswell.
P. S. The money from the northward will be here in a few days, as we have advice of its setting out several days past.