Mr. John Court:
You as purchasing Commissary are hereby required to furnish the Colonial Troops, under the command of Col. Armstrong, and also the NewBern District Militia with provisions. The method you will observe is to deliver the same, that for the Continental Troops to the assistant Quarter Master General, and that for the Militia Regiment to the Brigade Quarter Master, whose receipts it will be necessary for you to take, for such articles as you deliver, a return of which will be required of you by the commander in chief or Brigadier. You will also observe to take receipts for all payments you make for provisions to be produced as vouchers in settlement of your accounts, with the public. You are to observe such orders from time to time, as you shall receive from the Commanding officer. Given at Kingston the 6th Dec. 1778.