To the Honorable the General Assembly now sitting at Halifax:
The Memorial of Allen Jones humbly Sheweth,
That a majority of the Militia Officers in the Halifax Brigade have hired men into the Continental Service under the late act for filling up our Battalions, and Consequently are not to be compelled to march out of the State in any case whatever, and therefore the Brigadier General of this District, in case of an order for raising men, cannot possibly comply for want of officers. Your Memorialist further Sheweth that it will be necessary to appoint a Brig. Genl. pro tempore, or otherwise, as the Assembly may think proper, he being obliged to be absent in the Service of the State. Col. Thomas Eaton is the oldest Officer in the Brigade, and therefore your Memorialist would wish that that Gentleman should be appointed to the command.