Gaurd." D. has mustered them, pacified them somewhat and sent the muster-rolls home. Hopes something will be done for them.
(initialed.) J. D :
Nov. 5. Annapolis.
Doucett (?) to Philipps.
Arrived Oct. 28; concerned to find fort almost demolished: men continually in mutiny for their pay: D. has told them that the King has heard their complaints and will give redress. However, the commanding officer of each company keeps their arms, delivers them only when the men mount guard and takes them back when they dismount. "As to their cloathes they are indifferently Well and only Some Sloyen's that want's Coats." Expectation of new clothing in the spring will make them hang on the better. Must have au entirely new issue of arms: what they have are not fit for service. "I dont find a Bayonnett or"