Your letter of the 23d Ulto. with the Packets, brought in by Mr. Caney, reached me at this place yesterday, when the same were immediately laid before the Council. That Board came to the Resolution of which the enclosed is a Copy. Such part of it as falls within your department you will be pleased to execute. I have written to Col. Ward to furnish the Guard, and enclosed a Warrant on the Treasury to defray the expenses on the road. You will also be pleased to direct that Mr. Caney and the Crew belonging to the George be delivered to the officer of the Guard, whose receipt for them it will be necessary to obtain. I am, Gentlemen,
P. S I have given Col. Ward a hint, which I hope will induce him in future to order, in similar cases, the Militia to the assistance and subjection of civil Magistrates.