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Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Col" Moses
Rawlings, one hundred and fifty Pounds for the Use of Lieut
Adamson Tannehill of the Rille Regim' and also the further
Sum of One hundred and fifty Pounds for the Use of John
Reid Quart. Mast, to said Reg' due them by a Resolve of the
Gen' Assembly

That the said Treasurer pay to Daniell Carroll Esq' Two
hundred & sixty four Pounds, due him for his Attendance in
Council

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Lieu'
George Armstrong of the 3'' Maryland Regim' two thousand
Dollars the Bounty of i Recruit, Peregrine Howard enlisted
into the said Regim' and also the further Sum of Sixteen
Dollars allowed by the General Assembly for enlisting

That the said Treasurer pay to Col° Moses Rawlings, two
thousand Dollars to be applied towards the Recruiting Service,
and also the further Sum of one thousand Pounds to be
expended in the Purchase of Stores for the Use of the Officers
in the Rifle Regim' they being on a Detached Service at
Fort Pit

That the said Treasurer pay to Col° Moses Rawlings two
thousand Pounds to be delivered over to Richard Brooke of
Montgomery County for the Purchase of Wheat and Flour for
the Use of the Continental Army

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut, Thomas Cromwell,
Five thousand Dollars on Account of the Recruiting Service;
he being appointed by General Smallwood & having his
Instructions of the 9"" Int. for that purpose

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut, Thomas Cromwell,
Forty Eight Pounds, fifteen Shillings due him per Account
passed by the Dep^ Aud.



350 yournal and Correspondence

c. B. That the said Treasurer pay to Mark Alexander One hun-
dred and Fifty Pounds for the Use of and to be delivered
over to Ensign Henry Speak of the German Battalion per
Ace passed by the D. Aud'

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to John Winter a 9
m° Soldier in the 5"" Regim' Discharg*^ the am' of Twenty nine
Pounds, ten shillings in Cloathing, John Loury a 9 m°
Sold' in the 5'^ Reg' Disch*^ the am' of twenty nine Pounds
ten shillings in Cloathing, Thomas Clark a 9 m° Sold'
in the 3*^ Reg' reinlisted the am' of Fourteen Pounds,
three shillings and seven pence in Cloathing, Joseph Strick-
land a 9 m° Sold' in the 2'^ Regim' Discliarged the am' of
Eighteen Pounds, thirteen shillings and nine pence in Cloath-
ing due them by an Act of Assembly to procure Troops for
the American Army

That the said Commissary deliver to Col° Moses Rawlings,
of the Rifle Reg' 9 yards Coarse Cloth for Leggins for the
Officers of that Regiment.



c. c. [Council to T. Richardson.]

In Council Annapolis 16"' April 1779
Sir.

In Answer to yours of the is"' Ins' we think it will be much
the best for you to continue drawing the Money as you used
to do. What of the Wheat may be collected in Montgomery,
by Maj' Brooke we wish also to be delivered to you and that
the whole may be manufactured and sent forward as soon
as possible; what can be sent to your Mills conveniently,
we would chuse to have ground up there. By a Letter
from M' Gov' Morris, they want from this State 2000
B"' of Flour by the first of May, 3000 more by the first of June
& 5000 in that Month. By a Letter from Col° Hollingsworth
of the 10"' Ins' he then had about 15000 Bushels of Forage
stored at the Head of Elk; he seems to be under strong
Expectations that his Difficulties are over about Forage.

We are &"

Cap' Thomas Richardson



c. B. Saturday 17 April 1779

Present as on Yesterday

Ordered that the Commissary of Stores deliver to Jesse
Woodyard a 9 m° Sold' in the i Reg' Disch'' the am' of
Twenty Pounds, five shillings and six pence in Cloathing,
Thomas Jenkins a 9 m° Sold, in the i Reg' Disch*^ the am' of



of the Cuuncil of Maryland, 177^-1779- 35'

Twenty Pounds, five shillings and six [^cncc in Cloathing, '
Kneas Uavis, a 9 m" Sold' in the r' Reg' Disch' the am' of
Twenty pounds five shillings & six pence in Cloathing,
Richard Lanham, George Hardy, George Welsh, Bennett
Sanders, John Adams, Henry Fowler, Philip Briscoe, Charles
Thompson, & William Gates, 9 Month S(jldiers in the i Regim'
Discharged the am' Twenty Pounds, five shillings and six
pence each in Cloathing, Richard May a 9 M" Sold' in the i"
Reg' Disch'' the am' of twenty two Pcninds, fifteen shillings &
six pence in Cloathing, Randall Hoskins a 9 M'' Sold' in the 1"
Reg'& reinlisted the am' of four Pounds, fourteen shillings and
four Pence in Cloathing and i Blanket, William Higd(jn a 9
M" Sold-^ in the i Reg"^ & reinlisted, six Pounds fourteen Shil-
lings and four Pence in Cloathing and i Blanket, George Bat-
ternian a 9 M" Sold' in the i Reg' & reinlisted Fifteen Pounds,
four shillings and four Pence in Cloathing, Jonathan Mahew a
9 M° Sold' in the 3'' Regt' & reinlisted three Pounds, fourteen
shillings and four Pence in Cloathing Bennett Mudd a 9 M"
Sold' in the 1" Reg' & reinlisted seven Pounds, fourteen shil-
lings & four Pence in Cloathing and i Blanket, William West
a 9 M° Sold' in the 3'' Reg' & reinlisted Five Pounds, four
shillings and four Pence in Cloathing, Richard F"reeman a 9
M°Soid' in the 3'^ Reg' reinlisted Five Pounds twelve shillings
in Cloathing Raphael Hagan a 9 M*" Sold' in the i Reg' rein-
listed, Twelve Pounds four Shillings and four Pence in Cloath-
ing, John Williams a 9 M° Sold' in the i Reg' reinlisted, seven
Pounds fourteen shillings and four Pence in Cloathing & i
Blanket, John Pennock a 9 M" Sold' in the 3 Reg' reinlisted
seven Pounds, fourteen shillings and four Pence in Cloathing
and I Blanket Thomas Dutton a 9 M" Sold' in the i Reg'
reinlisted Thirteen Pounds, fourteen shillings and four Pence
in Cloathing, Acton Robey a 9 M° Sold' in the i Reg' Nine
Pounds, nine shillings and Eleven Pence in Cloathing and i
Blanket, John Garner a 9 M° Sold' in the Reg' i reinlisted seven
Pounds, fourteen shillings and four pence in Cloathing and
I Blanket, Richard Elliot a 9 M° Sold' in the i Reg' reinlisted
Four Pounds, Eight shillings and nine pence in Cloathing and
I Blanket, Gabriel Brand, a 9 M° Sold' in the 3^^ Reg' reinlis-
ted Five Pounds, ten shillings and ten Pence, in Cloathing, Jere-
miah Roades, a 9 M° Sold' in the 3'' Reg' reinlisted seven
Pounds three shillings and two pence in Cloathing, John Green
a 9 M° Sold' in the i Reg' reinlisted, seven Pounds fourteen
shillings and four Pence in Cloathing and i Blanket, Freder-
ick Hearty a 9 M° Sold' in the 7 Reg' reinlisted. Eight Pounds,
seventeen shillings and Eight Pence in Cloathing & i Blanket,
Mathew Casady a 9 M° Sold' in the 7 Reg' reinlisted Eight
Pounds, seventeen shillings and Eight Pence, in Cloathing &



352 Journal and Correspondence

c. B. I Blanket, William Joyce a 9 M° Sold in the i Reg' reinlisted
Thirteen Pounds, fourteen shillings and four Pence in Cloath-
ing, Francis Kitely a 9 M° Sold' in the 7 Reg' reinlisted, Six
Pounds, seven shillings and Eight Pence in Cloathing and i
Blanket, Emanuel Grooms, a 9 M° Sold' in the i Reg' reinlist-
ed, seven Pounds, fourteen shillings and four Pence in Cloath-
ing and I Blanket, John Carroll a 9 M° Sold' in the i Reg'
reinlisted Five Pounds fourteen shillings and four Pence in
Cloathing, Patrick Henagan a 9 M° Sold' in the 7 Reg' rein-
listed, One Pound in Cloathing, Samuel Green a 9 M° Sold'
in the i Reg' reinlisted seven Pounds, fourteen shillings and
four Pence in Cloathing, John Blair a 9 M° Sold' in the 3^
Reg' reinlisf* Fifteen Pounds, four shillings and four Pence in
Cloathing, John Beans a 9 M° Sold' in the 3"^ Reg' reinlisted,
Six Pounds, four shillings and four Pence, in Cloathing, John
Turner a 9 M° Sold' in the 3*^ Reg' reinlisted. Fifteen Pounds,
four shillings and four pence in Cloathing, Thomas Kairney a
a 9 M° Sold' in the 5 Reg' reinlisted Sixteen Pounds, Six
shillings & nine pence in Cloathg. Richard Mudd a 9 M° Sold""
in the i Reg' reinlisted, Thirteen Pounds, two shillings & four
Pence in Cloathing and i Blanket, William Griffin a 9 M°
Sold' in the i Reg' reinlisted, Sixteen Pounds ninteen shillings
and Eleven Pence in Cloathing, Henry Goldsberry a 9 M°
Sold' in the 3'^ Regim' reinlisted Ten Pounds, Eight shillings
& nine Pence in Cloathing, Gerbener Lemmon a 9 M° Sold'
in the 3'' Reg' reinlisted. Eleven Pounds, Eighteen shillings &
nine Pence in Cloathing, Edward Barton Cissell a 9 M° Sold'
in the 3*^ Reg' reinlisted, seven Pounds, fourteen shillings &
four Pence in Cloathing, and Charles M'^Knab a 9 M° Sold'
in the 7 Reg' reinlisted one pair shoes, due them by an Act of
Assembly to procure Troops for the American Army

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to John Annis
seven Pounds ten shillings for Burying a Sold' &" p' Ace'
passed by the Dep^ Aud'

That the said Treasurer pay to George Ranken Thirty
Pounds p Ace' passed by the D. Aud.

Ordered that the Western shore Treasurer pay to Edward
Roberts a 9 m° Soldier in the 3'^ Maryland Regim' & reinlisted
in the same, Thirteen Pounds, ten shillings and ten Pence due
him in lieu of Cloathing allowed by Act of Assembly to procure
Troops for the American Army



Monday 19 April 1779

Present as on Saturday except Thomas Sim Lee Esquire
Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt John



of the Council of Maryland, 177 8- 177 9. 353

Ecclcston of the 2' Maryland Regirn' Two thousand dollars c. B.
to be expended in the Recruiting Service, he being app' by
General Smallwood & having his Instructions of the 9 Inst for
that Purpose

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut J(jhn Hardman of the
2"' Regna' two thousand Dollars to be expended in the Recruit-
ing Service

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut, William Bruce of the
I Reg' two thousand TJoUars to be expended in the Recruit-
ing Service

That the said Treasurer pay to John Chalmers a Recruiting
Officer, Two thousand Dollars to be expended in the Recruit-
Service on Account.

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Capt John Eccles-
ton 2 Hats & 4 Shirts to be charged to the 2'^ Regim'

That the said Commissary of Stores deliver to Jacob Hunt a
9 M° Sold' in the 7 Reg' & reinlisted Fifteen Pounds, eight
Shillings and ten Pence in Cloathing and i Blanket, William
Fortune a 9 M° Sold' in the 7 Regim' reinlisted, seventeen
Pounds, Eighteen Shillings & ten Pence in Cloathing John
Carroll junio' a 9 M° Sold' in the i Regim' reinlisted Thirteen
Pounds, five shillings and six Pence in Cloathing, James Colely
a 9 M° Sold' in the i Regim' Discharged Twenty Pounds, five
shillings and six Pence in Cloathing, and Thomas Mobley a 9
M° Sold' in the ^^ Regim' Discharged, Twenty two Pounds
and three Pence in Cloathing due them by an Act of Assembly
to procure Troops for the American Army.



[Council to Sheriff of Dorchester.] c. c.

In Council Annapolis 19'*" April 1779
Sir.

Cap' John Eccleston is now down on the Recruiting Service,
he purposes to have his Party chiefly at Cambridge; if there is
no Continental Issuing Commissary there, and we suppose
there is not, he may be at a good Deal of Difficulty to
get Provisions: to remedy it as far as may be, we request
you to purchase some Flour and Meat, principally Bacon, and
put it in a Way to be delivered out occasionally to Capt.
Eccleston's Order, for the Subsistance of his Party and Recruits.
Pray be at the Trouble of Keeping an exact Account of the
Expence, as it may be charged, as it ought, to the Continent

We are &"

Robertson Stevens Esq' )

Sheriff of Dorchester County j



354 Journal and Correspondence

c. B. Tuesday 20"* April 1779

Present as on Yesterday

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt
Jonathan Morris of the 7'^ Maryland Regim' three thousand
Dollars to be expended in the recruiting Service he being
appointed by General Smallwood and having his Instructions
of the 9 Inst, for that purpose

That the said Treasurer pay to Capt Nathan Williams of
the 6 Regim' Three thousand Dollars to be expended in the
recruiting Service

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut, Samuel M^Pherson of
of the I Reg' two thousand Dollars to be expended in the
recruiting Service

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut Edward Wright of
the 7'^ Regim' Three thousand Dollars, to be expended in the
recruiting Service

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut John Bailey of the 3"^
Regim' Four thousand Dollars to be expended in the recruit-
ing Service

That the said Treasurer pay to Jesse Littell, Three Pounds,
fifteen shillings per Ace' passed by the Dep^ Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut Armstrong of the s"*
Reg' two hundred Dollars, the Bounty to James Jones enlisted
by him & the further Sum of Sixteen Dollars for enlisting
Jones,

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Lieut
Bailey Thirty nine Pounds, sixteen shillings for the Use of
Samuel Chester -p Ace' passed by the D. Aud.

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to William Loveless
a 9 M° Sold' in the i Reg. & reinlisted thirteen Pounds, Eigh-
teen Shillings and four Pence in Cloathing due him by an Act
of Assembly to procure Troops for the American Army

That the said Commissary deliver to Lieut. Wright, of the
7 MaryP Regim' 3 pair Shoes and 3 p' Overalls



c. c. [Council to the Chevalier De Segond de la Place.]

P- ^34 In Council 20"^ April 1779

Sir.

The Assistance given in this State last year, towards recruit-
ing Gen' Pulaski's Legion, was in Consequence of a particular
Resolution of the General Assembly, from the Terms of which,
the Intention of the Assembly seems to have been, that the
Liberty of inlisting within this State for that Corps should only
continue 'til the Number of Men then appointed to be raised
by a proportion on each County should be compleated. In



of the Council of Maryland, 177B-1779. 355

the last Session, the General Assembly came to another Resolu-
tion for recruiting the Maryland Quota of ContinentalTroops,
a Coi)y of which we inclose you, this enables recruiting for the
Maryland Continental Regiments only. We have no Discre-
tion in this Business, the Directic^n of the Assembly is tiie Rule
of our Conduct, from which we are not at Liberty to deviate.

We are &'-
Cap' Segond

[Council to Henry.]

In Council Annapolis 20"' April 1779
Sir.

We shall immediately send off to Philadelphia for Money,
and order a Sum to be left in your Hands, on its Way down;
we should have sent it you by Cap' Wilson, but our Treasury
will not afford it. The Purchase of Wheat and Flour now
makes a Demand on us of upwards of looooO;^. We shall
write to M' Dallam to keep in his own County, he purchased
for the Continent before our Appointment of him & we are
sure, whatever he purchases goes fairly to the Continent; your
State of the Delaware Purchasers shall go to Congress. So
soon as you get any Flour ready, send it forward to the Head
of Elk, as it may go on to Philadelphia and have the Wheat
you purchase made into Flour as quick as possible; we imagine
the Bran & Shorts only ought to be taken out. We wish you
to make your Contracts for a certain Price to prevent Disputes,
Cap' Wilson says he believes you give 2/ a Pound for Wheat;
if you can go on at that Rate, we wish you to engage it. You
shall very soon be furnished with Money.



Col° William Henry.



We are &"



[Council to I. Perkins.]

In Council Annapolis 20"^ April 1779
Sir.

We received your Letter by M' Wilson last night. Our
Treasury will not bear any considerable Advances at present;
the immediate Demand for the Purchase of Wheat and Flour
exceeds 1 00000/. We shall send off to Philadelphia to Day
or, at farthest Tomorrow, for Money, and order Part of it into
yours & Col° Henry's Hands, on its Way down. What
Wheat you get, we wish you to have manufactured into Flour
with all Dispatch, we imagine only the Bran & Shorts ought
to be taken out; Your Flour, send forward as quick as possible
to the Head of Elk, as it may be sent on to Philadelphia. We



c. c.



p- -35



356 journal and Correspondence

c. c. wish in your Agreements you would fix the Price absolutely,
as you may not be embarrassed about the Settlement hereafter.
The Midlings and Ship Stuff, we cannot conceive, will be
useful & therefore would not have you purchase it. If we
find it absolutely necessary, we shall give the Power of seizing,
but it is the Intention of the Act, that the Measure should not
be taken, but on the most pressing Occasion. If you can con-
tract from £df . . lo . . — to ^5 . . 10 . . — for Wheat, and
^17 . . 10. to ^18 . . 15. for good Flour, we think, you had
better go on, you shall be very soon furnished with Money.
You must hire Carriages to transport the Provisions; if not to
be hired, on Information given us, we shall send an Order to
have them impressed

We are &"
Col° Isaac Perkins



c. B. Wednesday 21 April April 1779

Present as on Yesterday

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to John
Bullen, two thousand two hundred & twenty one Pounds, five
shillings due him "p Ace' passed by the Aud. Gen'

That the said Treasurer pay to William Hyde two thousand
Dollars to be accounted for

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut. Perry Benson of the 5""
MaryF Reg' Two thousand Dollars for the recruiting Service

That the Eastern shore Treasurer pay to William Hemsley
Esq" Ten thousand Pounds on Ace' for the Purchase of
Wheat, Flour & Bread under the late Act of Assembly

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Lieut. Bruce of
the I Reg' 6 pair of Shoes, i p"^ Overalls, & i yard Flannel
to be charged to said Regim'

That the said Commissary deliver to Lieut. Armstrong of
the -^^ Reg' 21 Pair Shoes to be charged to the 3"^ & i Regim'

That the said Commissiary Deliver to James Dod a 9 M°
Sold' in the 7"^ Regim' Discharged, Twenty nine Pounds, ten
shillings in Cloathing due him by an Act of Assembly to
procure Troops for the American Army

Permission given to William Noke and his wife to Leave
this State by the way of the West Indies

Commissions issued to John Harris appointed 2^ Lieut, &
William Sommers Ensign of Capt Thomas Spriggs Comp^
George Horskinson i L' John Douden 2 Lieut, Walter Hard-
ing Ensign of Capt William Blackmore's Comp^ Thomas
Hay's Capt in the room of Rich'' Smith, John Sommers i L'
Hezekiah Veach 2^ Lieut, Walter White Ensign, William



of the Council of Maryland, i77^>-i779. 357

Norris ofW"* Capt in th(; room of I'rcd'k Sprij^^, Charles c. ».
Busey i Lieut, John Henton 2'^ Lieut, & Jacob Rhodes Lnsi^'n
belonginjr to the Upper liatt. of Militia in Montgomery County
and also to John Ray Capt in the room of Samuel West,
Nathaniel Crawford i Lieut, Cieorge Cullam Capt in the
room of Amon Riggs lirock Mockby i Liut. Nathan Linthe-
cum 2'' Lieut, Thomas Nicholls Lns. Nicholas Ray Ca[jt in the
room of Robert Owen, Thomas Conner i Lieut, Samuel Crow
2 Lieut, Samuel Musgrove Ens Zephaniah Beall Capt in the
room of Arch'' Orme, I'enjamin Ray i Lieut, Samuel Offutt
2'' Lieut, Bennett Greenwell Ensign Benjamin Ricketts 2'^
& Benjamin Gray Finsign of Captain John Bruce's Comp"
belonging to the Middle Battalion of Militia in Montgomery
County Ch' Bruce Cap' Henry Hillary i L' Lodwick Davis
2 L' Griffith Davis Ens Benj" Gaither Cap' John Dickinson
I L' Jn° W" Moore 2 L' Stephen Holland Ens. Middle Batt.
Mont^ County



[Council to President of Congress.] c. c.

In Council Annapolis 21" April 1779
Sir.

The Person's Appointed in Consequence of the late Act of
Assembly of this State to purchase Wheat, Flour, and Bread
for the use of the Continental Army, are in Want of Money
to proceed in the Business. We are advised that about
10,000 Barrels are wanted; our Treasury is by no means able
to advance the money; if the Quantity is procured, it will not
cost much, if any Thing less than ^400000. We have lately
advanced about 30000 Dollars for the Recruiting Service.
We request that Congress will furnish us, through the Hands
of our Delegates, with as great a Part of these Monies as can
be immediately issued and the Residue as soon as at all
convenient; the Purchasers already have a Demand on us for
upwards of 100,000^ and any Delay may produce very
disagreeable Consequences

We have the Honor to be &"

President of Congress



[Council to Dallam.]

In Council Annapolis 21" April 1779
Sir.

Col° W'" Henry informs us that you have been purchasing
Flour in Kent County. As there are Purchasers appointed in
that & every other County in the State, we request you to



35 S yournal and Correspondence

c. c. confine your Purchases to your own County, and pray advise
us as soon as you can of the State of your Purchase

We are &"
Col° Richard Dallam



[Council to W. Hyde.]

In Council 21'' April 1779
Sir.

We hope you'll receive in Philadelphia upwards of 200000^
from our Delegates, if you get that or any other considerable
Sum, you are to endeavour to get a light Carriage or other
Convenience for conveying it and also a Guard, as far as the
Head of Elk, where Col° HoUingsworth will, we expect, assist
p- 236 you with what may be convenient and render you safe. If
any Number of Gentlemen should be coming from Phila-
delphia, so that a Guard would be useless, you'll avail yourself
of their Company. We would have you call on Col° Henry
at George Town & Col° Perkins near Chester Town and
leave with them the Money that may be necessary to pay for
and continue their Purchases, taking their Receipts; we
suppose 30000^ may be necessary for each. You'll take from
each of them a Memorandum of the State of their Purchases,
by which you'll be able to judge of the Sums wanted. We
need not particularly recommend to you to be careful, in Con-
sequence of your Prudence we have requested you to go on
this Business

We are &"

Col William Hyde



[Council to Delegates in Congress.]

In Council Annapolis 21" April 1779
Gen'

We inclose you a Letter for Congress which be pleased to
present for a large Sum of Money for the Purchase of Flour
Sc"^ for the use of the Army. We have sent Col° Hyde and
M"^ Howard up for it, we wish there maybe no Delay and that
you would have them assisted with a Carriage and, if
necessary, a Guard as far, at least, as the Head of Elk. We
do not think that less than 200,000^ will by any means do,
we have not more than 25000^ of passing Money in the
Western Shore Treasury and not a great deal in the Eastern.
The Price of Grain and Flour is daily rising. Our Purchaser
in Baltimore has engaged about 5000 Bushels of Wheat from
5 to 7-10^. We have ordered liim to stop 'til we can see



of the Council of Maryland, 177^-1779. 359

M' Robt' Buchanan, this will cost upwards of 30000/. M' c c,
Dallam has purchased in Kent 500 IV' of Hour, we do not
know what he has done in Harford. Col" Henry has engaj/ed
about 1000 B"' of Flour in Kent, hehasagreed to give the Phila-
delphia Price, deducting P>eight and Carriage, and some
Wheat. We have wrote him to make his future Contracts
certain, he complains of Purchasers coming from Delaware,
amongst them, Continental Purchasers, and raising the Price.
Col" Perkins in Kent has bought upwards of 200 B"' at /'15
p ''' the Casks at 25/. he has also engaged about 1000 Bushels
of Wheat at the Current Price when delivered & expects
about 200 Bar"^ & 1500 Bushels more; we wrote him, as we
did Col" Henry, as to uncertain Contracts. There is yet
Wheat in Bait" Harford, Montgomery, Frederick, Kent & a
Little in Queen Anns, but we do not know where the Price will
stop. We hear there's a good Deal of Flour in Baltimore,
we expect M' Rob' Buchanan down Daily and design to con-
sult, whether the deficient Quantity may not be got on the
Water at once; we had better procure it, even at an advanced
Price, and Save the Delay and Expence of Carriage We have
advanced thirty thousand Dollars on the Recruiting Service.
We never knew, 'til by a Letter from Gen' Washington, rec** p- 237
last Sunday, that the whole of the German Regiment was
placed to Maryland, and our Rifle Companies under Col"
Rawlings a distinct Corps, presuming the latter was a Part of
our Quota, we have drawn the 400 Dollars to the Officers:
the other Day we advanced him 1000 Dollars for recruiting
and, as he was ordered on a detached Service, we drew
/1 000 to be expended in Sugar, Coffee Spirits &" for the
Officers, as is customary for our Officers & others: they never
having yet been benefitted in that Way and the Service they
go on, rather than any other, requiring it, we shall charge



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