Your favor of the 9th, pr. Mr. Beaufort, I have received. I am sorry it is not in my power to serve Col. Davis and other Gentlemen who have deserved so well of their country; but, sir, there are no new Regiments to be raised. If any vacancies have happened, the officers will rise by line. Of course only a few ensigncies will fall to me to fill up by appointment. These none of the Gentlemen you mention will accept.
As to removing the Magazine, if the Assembly has taken any order therein you must be governed by their determinations. I do not recollect whether they have made any resolve thereon, if they have, no doubt you have received it; as Mr. Hunt assures me he sent copies of all the resolves to such Gentlemen as were to execute them. However, I will take time to look over them and inform you pr. first opportunity.