Cramahe October 15th, 1814
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated the 21st the 24th instant which but for sickness I should have answered sooner, I beg leave to report to you that as soon as I heard Ensign Meyers had arrived at the head of the Bay of Quinte, I directed the Quarter Master of Northumberland Militia to go and take charge of the arms, and to give out ten stands to each of the eight captains of the Regiment, with the equal proportions of the ammunition, flints, etc. Captain Porter refused to take any of the arms, saying if he could not have enough to arm his company he would have none; therefore I directed the Quarter Master to give that ten stands to the three next companies, and to keep the flints and ammunition intended for Captain Porter in store.
I have the honour to be Sir, your most obedient, humble servant,
M. Peters, Lt.-Col. 1st Regiment Northumberland Militia
To Lieutenant-Colonel Nathaniel Coffin, Deputy Adjutant General Militia: Kingston
Source: National Archives RG 9C1-B-1 Northumberland 1814
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