Clark's of May 12, to hand with returned bills: sorry to find that the credit of the garrison is so low "that its Bills will not Yeild 60 pp Cent as formerly when our whole Subsistance is ye fund for ye Same." Nearly £6000 due us from the former agents. “There never was a Garrison on ye British Establishmt so hardly Used as this has been in all Respects. "Encloses bills for both invoices of 30 hhds. molasses, at 50 per cent as desired: thinks Clark's objections to the bills very reasonable and hopes that next advices from G. B. will furnish them with better credit.
(initialed.) T : C
Caulfeild to Pringle.1
Short note of thanks for P.'s "Interposition on Several Accts in my favour." Shirrefl' has informed C. of it, on his arrival.
Has B.'s of March 6: will observe their Lordships' directions. Has not as yet disposed of one pass "you formerly Sent Me ": but when occasion of that nature offers, will obey their I.ordships' commands.
(initialed.) T : C :
Caulfeild to the Board of Ordnance.
Encloses duplicate of last: as Burges bas given a full account of the state of the garrison, C. will not repeat it. Transmits account of provisions received by gunners and
1. Direction reads "To Mr: Robt: Pringle Deputy Secretary of State." 2. Direction below letter reads "To Mr: Burchett Secry: to the Lords of the Admiralty."