As to mismanagement, all former drafts were made by Nicholson's orders and directions. Has written to the Secretary of War to say that neither Gordon nor Lynn ever· sent any "Abstract" to the garrison, which made it impossible to draw their personal pay.
C. wishes M. to get the garrison's accounts from "them Gentlemen, and as well their reasons for not informing of Us" what money they had of ours. Their conduct unprecedented. The form of draft ("bill") M. prescribes will be observed. If Shireff has not brought my Lt. Govr.'s commission, M. is requested to "take itt out for Me" and send it by the first conveyance.
Acknowledges receipt of Clark's letters of Sept. 22, and Oct. 1, 5, 6. Has received stores conformable to C's invoice: Encloses bills for amount, though he has not as Yett made use nor Examined" the goods: hopes they will be punctually paid. Has done C, Justice at home and informed the Secty. of War of the agent's retarding payment of bills. Has not sent bills in settlement of his private account, because Shireff who was sent home to settle Caulfeild's private affairs and returns this winter as Commissary, wishes C to defer drawing any further bills until his arrival. Wishes Clark therefore to give him time; will send him by first opportunity bills for £100 stg. Information Clark had (probably from Franklyn) is wrong: the opposite the case. Has allowed "Blynn" for the freight Clark has charged; wishes C. to deduct the amount £10 15s. from next invoice. Victualling Office has sent no beer, and C. therefore orders 20 hhds, molasses for the use of the garrison.