Duke of Cumberland's Regiment
To His Excellency Archibald CAMPBELL Esqr.
Captain General, Governor, &c &c &c of the
Island of Jamaica &c &c &c
We the Officers of the Second Battalion of His Royal Highness's (late) Regiment, impressed with the highest sense of your Excellency's distinguished favour and attention, beg leave to declare our greatful acknowledgments, and to approach your Excellency with hearts replete with the truest affection.
Warmed with a generous glow of Gratitude at the honorable mention your Excellency has been pleased to make of Us to His Majestys Ministers, we cannot but feel a sensible regret at leaving your Excellency; at the same time anticipating the pleasing hope of being once more called to serve our most gratious Sovereign, under the immediate patronage and command of your Excellency.
Your Excellency's friendship evidently appears in the appointment of Major John MACDONALD to our Battalion; whose assiduity, military knowledge, and amiable disposition, we with pleasure Acknowledge in addition of your Excellencys favour.
Wishing your Excellency every honourable distinction, and domestic happiness,- We have the Honor to be, Your Excellencys most Obliged, devoted humble servts.
(sigd. by the Captains & Subts. of the Battn.)
Kingston Jamaica Novr. 22ed 1783
To which His Excellency was
I return you my best thanks for your address.
The services of your Corps merited every recommendation from me to the Kings Ministers, and I can assure you, that I shall have great pleasure if in a future war you should be called to serve his Majesty again under my command.
I am happy to find that Major MACDONALD's zeal and knowledge have rendered him agreeable to the Corps.
Tho' rank and Services in the army, gave him in my Opinion, a just title to that appointment.
I have the honor to be
The Officers of the 2d Battn.
Public Archives of Nova Scotia, White Collection, MG 1, Vol. 948, folio 241.
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