Robert Carter writes to the Militia Officers of the Northern Neck, September 16, 1723, sending them a copy (not present) of Governor Hugh Drysdale's order putting into execution the recent law concerning the colony's milita. As he has been appointed the colonel of the milita in the Northern Neck, he orders them to comply with the order and to send him lists of the militia under their commands.
having been pleased to honour
me with his Commisson.
to be Coln. and --
Leiut. of the severall Countys of the Northern Neck and hav
ing lately sent me his orders
to cause the late
Law for the Regulation of the Militia forthwith to be --
put in Execution, I do therefore herewith
to you a Copy
of the said Order hereby giving you directions with the great
est Expedition to comply with the same in all its parts
and to return to me Lists of all the Militia under your
Command According to the Inclosed Scheme
and to the
Directions of the [illegible]fo (which I also recd from the Gover
to the end
I may be enabled to transmit the same to the
Governour in Obedience to his
I am, Sr.