Acknowledges receipt of their letter of July 23: per ship "Prince Frederick," (Wm. Blair, master). Goods conform to his bill of lading except two "half Hogsheads mentioned Grotts wch are but half BarreIls,"
Nov. 1. Annapolis.
Caulfelld to the Master of Ordnance.
Refers to his letter of June 9, enclosing accounts: now sends those for interim to the present date, signed by Burges, master gunner and himself, together with a list of the gunners and bombardiers in garrison and. their memorial to the B. of 0., pointing out their hardships. Encloses also the surgeon Mr. Skeen's memorial: he has been "very serviceable to ye People of ye. Traine on several Occasions," and desires Co's good word with the Board. Wants apparently what is allowed the surgeon at Placentia . C. considers him a "person truly deserveing."
Refers to his letter of June 6; since when a ship has arrived from the Victualling Office with nine months' provisions at short allowance, which seasonable supply will, C. hopes, defeat Nicholson's malicious neglect of the province and garrison. By same ship, C. had letter from Board of Trade, ordering him to transmit an account of the colony: has done so, and hopes it will be satisfactory. Gen. Carpenter acquainted C. of Stanhope's kind "Interposition in my favor." Thanks him. Shirreff, who was formerly in this garrison and is now H. M.'s commissary, tells him that Nicholson has injured his character. C. has known S. four years, and considers him perfectly fit