Folio 27: Commissioner Richard Beach, Portsmouth. The Purveyor can give no information regarding the stores of the Speedwell. Whilst there he checked for a supply of brimstone and tallow at Hampton, but there was none. The Transporter will sail, with the first ship, to the Downs to take in stores from the Sedgemoor. Asks permission to contract with a merchant for compass timber, as he does not think they will get any from Colonel Norton. He will order the hoys to collect Mr. Hayward's timber, as soon as they have finished transporting the Irish over to the Isle of Wight. The Gosport men have been checked their pay for their absence. He He has passed on the instructions concerning servants, to the Master Shipwright. They will fit the Jersey with a longboat. The Rupert will be docked before the Montague, once the Reserve and Pearl are launched. Captain Tennant made no complaint about his ship, but he will send the Master Shipwright aboard to survey her. He will follow orders concerning the Richmond and Half Moon.