bombardiers since [left blank] sworn to by "Capon late Commissary and his Clark, and Examined according to ye Vouchers, by Captn Williams and Captn Aldridge." As C. has charged this to his own and company's account, desires Board will order payment.
Has Clark's of May 11, which came with 10 hhds. molasses for which Caulfeild sends bills conjoint with those returned: the 5 hhds. mentioned in Caulfeild's last need not be sent till August. Encloses bills and accounts to the amount of [left blank]. Wishes Clark to recommend the Board of Ordnance bill to "your Correspondent." Mr. Moor, agent for the half pay officers, will pay Lieut. Cross's: believes the agents will pay Skene's punctually: Lieut. Jeffreyson's is a good bill; letter of advice to go with it, enclosed. "Messieurs Aldens haveing twenty Guinneas of mine wch: I formerly lett them have for thirty pounds Boston Money for ye Service of some Gentlemen here I earnestly desire You will Release my Gold and keep itt in your hands untill you are fully secured on that head." By next advices from his friends, hopes to give Clark bills for a considerable sum.
C.'s last dated May 16. This goes with memorial enclosed; “laying before you our Miserable Circumstances here at present." Hopes S. will not blame him; has "always endeavoured everything in my power to Prevent this Storme soe long threatened."1 Will continue his efforts for His Majesty's service "to ye last Extremity."
1. Evidently refers to wholesale desertion. Below the direction to Secretary Stanhope" is the memo.: "The same to ye Lords Comrs: of trade. Pay Master General ye Earle of Lincolne and Secretary at Warr.