Loyal American Association
Boston 15th Novr. 1775
I have it in command to acquaint you, that the General expects (for the present) you take charge of the District about Liberty Tree & the Lanes, Alleys & Wharves adjacent, & that by a constant patroling party from sunset, to sunrise you prevent all disorders within the district by either Signals, Fires, Thieves, Robers, house breakers or Rioters;
and for facilitating & more effectually executing this important Trust I am commanded to signify it to you that the General has order'd, that, you take a [illegible] the comfortable reception of your company [illegible] may be to the centre of your District without interfereing with any building appropriated for the Quarters of the officers of the army or Barracks for the Troops, and when this is done you will be pleased to apply to the Town Major for as many arms as may be Necessary for carrying on the Service, & for which you are to have my order herewith.
I have the honor to inclose you his Excellencys Commission for commanding a company of associators which also includes your Lieutenants & am your very humble Servant.
Francis GREEN Esqr.
in case of Fires your company officers & privates to repair immediately to ye place without arms to assist in extinguishing it & upon all duty to wear a white Scarf round the left arm to prevent Accidents.
Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 45, folio 476.
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