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The Commanding Officer of the Fleet had this day orders to suffer the Marine Company on board the Provincial ship to be entirely under the command of their own Officers.

Pursuant to a Resolve of Congress of the 4th day of June instant, empowering this Committee to negotiate with Captain Bellow for an exchange of Prisoners on board the Liverpool, Captain William Brown is authorized and appointed to take Mr˙ John Draper, Midshipman of the Liverpool, on board the said ship in exchange for Mr˙ William Buddin and his son, and to treat with Captain Bellew for the exchange of such other prisoners as are on board the said ship.