Royal Fencible Americans
Head Quarters Halifax 20th April 1776
You are to examine all Strolers, or Idle Persons, belonging either to the Navy or Army, and Detain such as have no Passes, untill you receive Orders from Head Quarters, how to dispose of them.
In case of the appearance of any Privateers upon the Coast, you will immediately report it to the Commander in Chief.
You are to Cooperate with the Civil Magistrate, to preserve Peace & order, in, and about your Quarters.
You will from time to time Report, everything you shall judge necessary for the Commander in Chiefs Information.
University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Mackenzie Papers.
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