The Naval Committee appointed to equip and fit out the Fleet of the United Colonies, having received such recommendation as satisfy them, that you John Beriman are duly qualified for the office of Boatswain. We have therefore appointed and authorized you the faid John Beriman to be Boatswain on board the Brigantine Andrew Doria hereby giving you full power to execute the office aforefaid, agreeable to the rules and regulations of the sea service, and such orders as you may receive from your superior officers. And for your so doing, this shall be your sufficient Warrant.

Given under our hand at Philadelphia, December 23, 1775.

First CWO Warrant