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Charlestown Volunteer Battalion

Orders by Major BUCHANAN
Charles Town 28th February [1781]

It is with regret, Major BUCHANAN must remark, that the very handsome appearance, the Battalion of Volunteers made on parade this day, was not altogether equalled, by by [sic] their expertness in the use of their Arms; this being easily remedied by some attention in the Officers, It is recommended that the Companies be divided, each into three equal Squads, for the purpose of drilling two hours every morning, from 6 till 8 o'Clock- Vizt. Captain MORRIS on Monday, Lieut. SNODGRASS on Wednesday, Lieut. COATS on Thursday, Captain WHITE on Friday, Lieut. FOSTER on Saturday, and Lieut. DICKASON Sunday.

As the Commandant meant to review them soon, Major BUCHANAN thinks it must be a sufficient inducement, to the Several Officers, to pay the strictest attention to their respective divisions; And he is Authorized to Encourage them, by assuring them, that Major FRASER, spoke in very flattering Terms, even of their first appearance.

R. ROBINSON  Adjutant

Public Archives of Nova Scotia, White Collection, MG 1, Volume 947, folio 120.

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