Your favor of the 15th was delivered me by Doctor Shed, to whom I have granted the commission you recommended him for.
The removal of the Magazine and Stores must be left entirely to your own judgment, as I cannot pretend to a sufficient knowledge of your part of the county to enable me to fix on any place of security; therefore, the manner in which they are to be removed, and the place where you will be pleased to direct. It gives me pleasure to find your tour of duty to the Southward so agreeable to you. I hope you will be properly provided; everything that I can do toward it shall be most cheerfully attended to.
Mr. William Dickson applied to me, at least a friend in his behalf, for the Commissary's appointment. I informed him thatSpirits last Session, to give an opinion respecting them. As to his continuance in Office, that will depend on you and himself. There will be a paymaster appointed to the Brigade, thro' whose hands all monies, after that drawn by my warrant, must pass.
Mr. Craike is hourly expected here. I shall give him orders to supply your Brigade with every necessary article he possibly can, and such as 'tis not in his power to furnish Mr. Jewks may be furnished with money, at least a warrant on the Treasury, to enable him to purchase such articles as you may order for the use of the Brigade.