Rattan & Black River Volunteers
By Virtue of the Authority Invested in me by Adjutant General DALRYMPLE, and approved of by his Excellency General DALLING in vesting me with the command of Rattan. I do now nominate & appoint you to be [blank] of the [blank] Company of Rattan Volunteers for the expedition on Foot against the Negroes now in Rebellion at Black River Mosquito shore, Confiding in your Abilities and Conduct, you will obey all such orders as you may receive from me-
Given under my hand, on board the Schooner Trimmer at Bonnaco the 22d June 1780.
(Signed) Richd. HOARE
By order of the Commander in Chief
Captain James FERRAL
Black River Volunteers
Richard HOARE, Commander in Chief & Captain
Great Britain, Public Record Office, Colonial Office, Class 137, Volume 78, folio 308.
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