Nova Scotia Volunteers
Head Quarters Halifax 8th June 78
As Major Genl. MASSEY is Sorry to see what Seems neglected in LEGGs Corps more by the Officers than Soldiers, it is his orders that at present there are three Capts. on the Spot, one of which to attend Morning & Evening Roll calling, to order the Barracks to be aired, the Sinques or Stores to be Kept Clean & the Beding to be aired Every fair Day, Capt. MONK tho he Commands the Corps is not Exempt from that Duty.
Corpl. ENGLISH is Declared Serjt. in Said Corps, from the day the serjt. he succeeds was broke. This Genl. MASSEY has ordered on acct. of the Good Character, Capt. SOLOMON has Given of him.
I Repeat again that Lieut. PRINGLE is to Command the Detachmt. on board the Gage Armed Vessel, as also to do duty in Every respect as surgeon, both to the Soldiers & Sailors.
The Genl. would be Oblidged to Capt. MONK if he would go on board the Gage, & before the Sailors & Soldiers tell them that Lieut. PRINGLE Commands the Soldiers & that he is never to interfere with Mr. CALLAGHAN, about the Sailing or in any Shape the Management of the Kings armed Sloop, but when Ever Mr. CALLAGHAN wants his Assistance, he is instantly to Comply with his.
Should Lieut. PRINGLE be Employed at any time, in the Duty of Surgeon, Adjt. FITZSIMONS is then to take the Command, and act Like an Officer, for the Honour of old England, but at all other times to strictly obey Lieut. PRINGLE and all orders he shall Receive from him-
As Soon as Major SOUTER is recovered Genl. MASSEY will be Oblidged to him if he will take notice of any of LEGGs Corps being disorderly or Dirty, which he can see out of his Window the Genl. fears too often.
Orderly Book of Doctor John Jeffries, 28 December 1777 - 10 October 1778, Harvard University, Houghton Library, b.MS AM1220.21.
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