Herewith you will receive an appointment of Commissary to the Detachment of Militia appointed to attend the commissioners for extending the Boundary line between this State and the Commonwealth of Virginia; also, a warrant on the Treasury for $10,000. But, previous to your entering on this business, you will be pleased to repair to Col. Henderson and enter into Bond, with such security as he shall approve, for the faithful discharge of your appointment and application, and accounting for such public money as you may receive. There are many articles, such as tents, axes and camp equipage absolutely necessary for the use of the commissioners, their attendants and guard, which, on account of the absence from the State of the commissary of stores, cannot now be had. I must, therefore, request that you apply to the commissioners for their directions in respect to such articles, and execute such orders as they shall think proper to give by purchasing or obtaining them in the best manner in your power. You will also purchase such quantities of provisions and do every other duty incident to your appointment by pursuing such orders as you may receive from the commissioners with the greatest punctuality, and so as to make it as agreeable to them as you possibly can. You will do well to advise me of your purchases and such other matters in your department as may be proper for my information, and call on me for any assistance or advice that I may be able to afford you.