Inclosed is a decree of the court martial held at Halifax the fifth of April which I am Requested to send you in order if you think proper, to have laid before the Assembly. If they think fit to make a new arrangement of the field Officers I refer you to our members of Assembly to nominate the persons. I am Sir
In court Martial Samuel Weldon President.
Major Geddy produced a certificate signed by Hardy Murfrey Major the 2nd No. Carolina Battalion Siting forth that Colo. Willis Alston had produced him an able body man to Serve as a Soldier in order to exempt himself and one M. Right from militia duty, as Mr. Alston Desired Major Geddy to produce the said certificate in case there should be a draft, and that general, in order to excuse himself from said Draft The court Request the President to write to the Governor to supersede the said Alston.