Title: Col. N. Balfor to Commanding Officer at Georgetown
Balfour, Col. N.
To: Commanding Officer at Georgetown.
Re: Assistance to be given ladies to move families & possessions from Georgetown to Charlestown. No rebel ladies to be left to endanger security. No regular troops to be used to guard ferries, sick troops with one reg. enough.
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Oct. 31 (Con’t)
Re: Galley always to be at the post. Retaliatory measures – burning of houses, execution of rebels, to be taken as soon as post was attacked. Intensive recruiting of trustworthy people essential.