I have to request you will please to send no Instructions for the Payment of the Officers and Seamen British and Provincial on Lake Erie
I beg also to inform you the Quar. Master General will undertake the Office of Commissioner for the present as I have no one to appoint to that situation Mr. Hall being discharged from the Marine Establishment for refusing his services when they were most wanted. I have already appointed for the time being Provl. Lieut. Bauvis Master Attendant and shall appoint others to the different situations as soon as I meet persons properly qualified.
I should wish Provl. Lieut. Rolette to have one of the best situations for his very active services he is fit for either of the three but I should think Storekeeper best from the confused state in which I found the Dock Yard at this Port and the Quar. Master General being absent I was necessitated to interfere more than I otherwise should have done and make such appointments & regulations, as was most absolutely necessary
I am Sir &c &c &c
(Signed) R. H. B.
BARCLAY TO PROCTOR
24 H M Ship Detroit
The Arms of His Majestys Squadron under my Command being much out of repair I have to request you will order Serjeant Rodstone of the Royal Newfoundland Regt. and now employed at Sandwich to be embarked to assist in fitting them for Service
I have the honor to be Sir Yours &c.
(Signed) R. H. Barclay
To Brigr. Genl. Proctor &c &c &c
PREVOST TO BARCLAY
Head Quarters St. Davids
The experience obtained by Sir James Yeo's conduct towards a Fleet
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