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it you can now deliver We are &"

Col° Isaac Perkins.

Saturday 28 August 1779 c. b.

Present as on Yesterday except Daniel Carroll Esquire
Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Larmur



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c. B. Rumley Eleven Pounds seven shillings and six Pence due him
•p Ace' passed by the Dep^ Aud""

That the said Treasurer pay to John Chever Twenty three
Pounds, seventeen shillings and Six Pence due him -p Ace'
passed by the Dep^ Aud''

That the said Treasurer pay to William Hyde Assistant
Clerk to the Governor and Council five hundred Pounds -p
Advance according to the Resolution of the last Sess° of Ass^

That the said Treasurer pay to John Bolton one thousand
three hundred and thirty three Pounds, fourteen shillings and
two pence due him p Ace' passed by the Aud, Gen'

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Lewis Jones late
a 9 M° Sold"" in the 2^* Regim' Disch"^ the am' of Fourteen
Pounds ninteen shillings & ten Pence in Cloathing due him
by the Act of Assembly to procure Troops for the American
Army.



Monday 30 August 1779

Present as on Saturday except Thomas Sim Lee Esq'
Commission of Letter of Marque & Reprisal issued to
Thomas Kell commander of the Schooner Little Davy 40 Tons
burthen mounting 4 Swivel Guns and 4 Small Arms belonging
to David Stewart, Archibald Gamble & Comp^ Baltimore

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Robertson
Stevens two thousand four hundred and seventy seven Pounds
one Shilling and eleven Pence due him per Account passed by
the Aud. Gen'



Tuesday 31 August 1779

Present as on Yesterday. Thomas Sim Lee Esq"^ Attended

Ordered that Capt Keeports take Possession of all the
Powder, Lead and other Stores belonging to the State at Elk
Ridge Landing

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt Jona-
than Morris of the f^ Maryland Regim' Eight thousand
Dollars to be expended in the Recruiting Service and
Accounted for and also the further Sum of two thousand
Dollars in leiw of the Articles for the present year allowed by
the late Act of Assembly

That the said Treasurer pay to Capt Nathan Williams of the
6"' Regim' two thousand Dollars in leiw of the Articles for the
present year allowed by the late Act of Ass^

That the said Treasurer pay to Charles Wallace Esq' Pay-
master one thousand five hundred Pounds on Account.



of Ihe Council of Maryland, 177^-1779. 509

Wednesday r' September 1779 C. B.

Present as on Yesterday

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt
Beriah Maybnry one hundred and forty six Pounds eighteen
shillings & ten Pence -p Ace' passed by the Ad. Gen' and also
the further Sum of One hundred Pounds on Account

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt
Richard Uavis of the Rifle Battalion One hundred and P'ifty
Pounds due him by the Resolution of the Gen' Assembly
passed in 1778 and also the further Sum of One hundred and
Fifty Pounds for the use of Lieut Isaac M'Crackin of the 6"'
Regim' due him by the same Resolution

That the said Treasurer pay to the said Richard Davis of
the Rifle Batt. two thousand Dollars for himself and two
thousand Dollars for Lieut Isaac M'Crackin of the 6 Regim'
in leiw of the Articles for the present Year allowed by the late
Act of Ass^

That the said Treasurer pay to the said Capt Richard Davis
Fifty four Pounds due himself also two hundred and fourteen
Pounds, eleven shillings and Eight pence and Fifteen Pounds
for the use of Col° Lemuel Barret -p Ace'* passed by the Aud.
Gen'

That the said Treasurer pay to James Govane Ten thousand
Pounds to pay for Provisions Purchased to be Accounted for

That the said Treasurer pay to Jonathan Parker Fifty Pounds
for riding express -p Account passed by the Aud. Gen'

That the said Treasurer pay to Thomas Johnson Jun' Ninteen
Pounds & ten Pence for the use of John Haymond Nicholls &
five Pounds one Shilling for the use of James Shields -p Ace"
passed by the Aud Gen'

That the said Treasurer pay to William Ridgely Six Pounds
•p Ace' passed by the Dep*' Aud.



Thursday 2^ September 1779

Present as on Yesterday. Daniel Carroll Esq. Attended.

Ordered that the Commissary of Stores deliver to Lieut
Sadler 46 pair Leath' Breeches, for the use of the non Com-
missioned Ofificers & Privates of the Baltimore Mat^ and
Charged to the Continent also 14 Coats & 24 Hats part of
Deficient Cloathing of Smiths Complin 1777

That the said Commissary deliver to James Berry a 9 ]\I°
Sold' in the 7"" Reg'Disch'' Twenty nine Pounds, ten shillings
in Cloathing due himself and also Twenty nine Pounds ten
shillings in Cloathing for the use of Joseph Alsop who was a
9 M° Sold' in the same Reg' Discharged, due them -p Act of
Assembly to procure Troops for the A. Army



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c. B. That the western shore Treasurer pay to Thomas Doyle
Sixty five Pounds due him -p Account passed by the Aud.
Geni

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut. Perry Benson of the
5 MaryP Reg' two thousand Dollars to be expended in the
Recruiting Service & also two thousand Dollars in leiw of the
Articles for the present year allowed by the late Act of
Assembly

That the said Treasurer pay to Capt Edward Gale, ten
thousand Dollars to Pay the Bounty to the Matrosses entered
into the Continental Service by Act of Assembly

That the said Treasurer pay to the said Capt Edward Gale
two thousand Dollars in leiw of the Articles for the Present
Year allowed by the late Act of Assembly.

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Lieut
Samuel Sadler Eight thousand Dollars to pay the Bounty to
the Matrosses entered into the Continental Service by Act of
Assembly

That the said Treasurer pay to the said Lieut Samuel Sadler
One thousand Dollars to be delivered over to the Baltimore
Matrosses in leiw of the retained Part of their Rations and the
extra work done at the Fort on Whetsone Point

That the said Treasurer pay to the said Lieut Samuel Sad-
ler two thousand Dollars in leiw of the Articles for the present
year allowed by the late Act of Assembly



Friday 3*^ September 1779

Present as on Yesterday

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Lieut
Jacques Bagness of the Matross Comp^ ordered to Camp, two
thousand Dollars in leiw of the Articles allowed him for the
present year according to the late Act of Assembly

That the said Treasurer pay to John Townley Thirty seven
Pounds, five shillings per Account passed by the Dep^ Aud.

It appearing to this Board from Letters now produced from
Major General Nathaniel Green Quarter Master General dated
the 18 day of May and the 2^ day of August last directed to
Col° Henry Hollingsworth of Cecil County that he the said
Henry Hollingsworth is Deputy Quarter Master General in
this State of the Appointment of the said Quarter Master
General, he is approved as such and Licence is hereby granted
to the said Henry Hollingsworth according to the Act of
Assembly in such Case lately made and Provided to act and
transact in this State as Deputy Quarter Master aforesaid

Edward Gale is appointed Captain, Samuel Sadler Captain



of the Council of Maryland, i 778-1 779. 511

Lieut, Jacques Bag-nr^ss first Lieut, and Isaac Kawlin^s 2'' Lieut <;. n
of the Company of Matrosses ordered to Cami^ by the Gene-
ral Assembly



[Council to Gov. Jefferson.] c. c.

In Council Annapolis 3** Sept' 1779 ^' '"'
Sir

M' Wallace, to whom the inclosed Letter was directed, laid
it before us. William Cavenaugh, the Person who wrote it, is a
Native of this State, he is a youn<r Man who has been rather
imprudent in the Management of his Affairs, and has thereby
injured his Circumstances, but has not been suspected of Dis-
affection : he is personally known by two of the Gent" of the
Council. It is well known here that the Schooner, the Laurens,
owned by Stephen Steward & others, commanded by Cap'
Harrison, went out to 'Statia in Company with the Brig Lively
Cap' Belt, the same or some of the same Persons principal
Owners ; that Cap' Harrison died in the West Indies and that
King who went out Mate, returned on the Coast Captain still
in Company with Belt, that they were chased. King was taken
Belt escaped and got into Delaware; that the Schooner, in
her way to New York was run on the Jersey Shore and retaken
by the Militia, and we have been informed that Cavenough
went out & returned in the Schooner. All these Facts corres-
pond with Cavenough's Letter and if, which is from thence
probable, Cavenough with the three of the Privateer's Crew
who are detained as Prisoners, have been sent on Shore for
the Purpose & on the Terms he mentions, we are apprehen-
sive that King and the other Prisoners may suffer the severest
Usage. If you should with us Sir, believe that Cavenough's
Account is true, we have Confidence that you'll take effectual
Measures for the Relief of King and the others who may be
now great Sufferers

We are Sir &"

Governor Jefferson.



Saturday 4 September 1779 c. b.

Present as on Yesterday, except Tho' Sim Lee Esq.

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to John
Sands, Fifty eight Pounds, ten shillings due him p Account
passed by the Dep^' Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Thomas Kirby Fifteen Pounds
for the use of John Annis due him p Account passed by the
Depy Aud'



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c. B. That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut Isaac Rawlings of the
Matross Company ordered to Camp, two thousand Dollars in
leiw of the Articles allowed him for the present year according
to the late Act of Assembly.

That the said Treasurer pay to Joseph Williams one hundred
and twenty six Pounds seventeen shillings & six Pence due
him "p Ace' passed by the Aud. Gen'

That the Commissary of Issues deliver to Henry Hall of the
Boat Plater 4 Barrels of Pork and 4 of Flour for the Matrosses
in Baltimore



c. c. [Council to N. Smith.]

P- '9 In Council Annapolis 4"' Sept' 1779

Sir

We send you 4 Barr'^ of Pork & 4 of Flour; as the Matrosses
are now in the Continental Service, they ought to draw from
that Stock, we hope they will march in a few Days. M'
Sadler has, no Doubt told you of the Manner of our
setling the Soldiers old Claims, it appears to us to be done
with Generosity toward them and, we hope will give them
Satisfaction. We were not able to Officer the Company or-
dered to Camp out of our old Officers Capt Furnival, as he
doubtless told you, declined going to Camp, as did Cap'
Campbell. It is very plain from the Act, the Assembly had
no Expectation but that all the Gentlemen would have been
desirous of going, the Assembly have not been so explicit as
desirable and therefore it will rest with that Body to explain
the Act, but we do not consider ourselves as either bound or
at Liberty to consider any of the Officers, after forming the
marching Company, as acting Officers of this State. You will
be pleased to deliver the Arms used by the Matrosses & Military
Stores belonging to the Fort to Cap' Keeports immediately
before the March of the men



We are &"



Maj' Nath' Smith



C. B.



Monday 6"" September 1779

Present as on Saturday

Ordered that Capt Gale Discharge Thomas Dalziel on his
procuring Frederick Eym to inlist in his room

William Murdock of Montgomery County appointed Ens in
the 6'*' Maryland Regim' & Letter wrote by him to the Board
of War [vide Book]

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to William



of the Council of Maryland, 177^-1779. 513

Murfiock l'2ns of the 6 Rej/"^ two thoiisanrl Dollars in Iciw fjf f, \;
the Articles for the present year allowed by the late Act of
Ass"

That the said Treasurer pay to Capt i'^dward Gale, one hundred
and twenty six Pounds, one shillinj^ and four pence for the
use of the Matross's due them for Back rations and also the
further Sum of 1 wenty two I'ounds sfiventy shillings and four
Pence due himself "p Accounts allowed & passed l>yth(: \)<:\>''
Aud.

Tuesday 7'''' September 1779

Present as on Yesterday

It appearinjj^ to this Hoard by a Commission from Major
General Nathaniel Green Quarter Master Gen(^ral directed to
James Calhoun Esq' of Baltimore dated 30 March 1778 that
he the said James Calhoun is appointed Deputy Quarter
Master General of the Army of the United States for the
Western shore of Maryland he is approved as such and Licence
is hereby granted to the said James Calhoun accordinj/ to the
Act of Ass" in such Case lately made and provided to Act and
transact in this State as Deputy Quarter Master General afore-
said according to the lerms of the said Commission

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to James
Brice Esquire one hundred and forty four Pounds due him for
his Att"* in Council to this Inst.

That the said Treasurer pay to Capt John Gordon of the
Galley Indep* Forty Pounds, fifteen shillings -p Ace' passed by
the Depy Aud.

This Board agrees with M'' Thomas Hyde for the Current
Years Rent of his Store beginning the 2^ Day of Decem"" last
at ^160 and of his Tanyard begining the i"of May lastat^2C)0
the occupation of the Premises having continued without any
Precise Agreement of the Rent.



[Council to Duler and Terrasson.] c_ c.

In Council Annapolis 7"" Sept' 1779 ^' '^
Gen'

The Conduct of Larame, which you have found yourselves
under the Necessity of representing to us, is certainly cog-
nizable by our Laws and, on Proof of his keeping an irregular
and disorderly House, any Magistrate in Baltimore has ample
Power to compel him to give Security for his future good
Behaviour or, on Proof of his opposing the Officer of Justice
with the Declarations & Circumstances mentioned in your
Letter, may be very severely punished. We cannot, ourselves,
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c. c. immediately, direct any Punishment on this Man, but our
ordinary Course of Proceeding is fully competent to his Case
and we advise you to apply to a Magistrate, producing the
Witnesses to prove his very reprehensible Conduct.

Mess'^ Duler & Terrasson We are &"

Baltimore



p. 20 [Council to James Calhoun.]

In Council f^ Sept' 1779
Sir.

We inclose you the Licence to yourself agreeable to your
Letter of Yesterday. We are of Opinion that a Licence is
necessary by the Act to every Person who is entrusted to lay
out the Public Money in the Commissary & Quarter Master
Gen'' Departments and should have sent you the Licences to
the Gen' you mention if we had their Appointments before us
which you'll see is necessary by the Act. You'll be pleased to
send us Copies of your Appointments of your Assistants by
the Post or any Body who is coming down and the Licences
shall be sent you without giving the Trouble of a Special
Journey. Very often Expresses passing through Annapolis
are very importunate either to have their Dispatches forwarded
and themselves left at Liberty to return, or for fresh Horses
with which to proceed from whence we are apprehensive of a
good Deal of Trouble on the Discontinuance of the Office
here, and besides the Officers who are frequently obliged to
wait on us, will have a considerable Increase of Expence, if
the issuing of Forage is stopped.

We are &"

James Calhoun Esq'



c. 13. Wednesday 8 September 1779

Present as on Yesterday

Ordered that the Commissary of Stores deliver to Capt
Gale 50 pair Shoes for the use of his Comp^ to be charged
to the Continent



c. c



[Council to James Calhoun.]

P- -° In Council Annapolis 8"" Sept' 1779

Sir

Inclosed you have a Copy of a Letter received last Night
from the Board of War & we presume you have one on the
same Subject. We wish you to send some Person in whom



of ike Council oj Maryland, 1778 1779. 515

you can confide, to receive the Powd(tr in I'Vederick, where c. c
only, we have any considerable Quantity, lettinj^ him call on
Col" Bruce with the inclosed, in his Way tliither. We have
wrote to the Hoard of War that we purpose to deliver you 30
thousand Wei<(ht. If Casks can possibly be procured to Shift
a Part of the Powder into, we think it will Ije adviseable to
procure them, as many of the Casks are probably much injured
by frequent Removals in a hurry. We do not know which
way you'll send it, whether by Land or to Bait" and fr(jm thence
by Water up the Bay, the first, we think would be best, if car-
riage can be procured and probably it might from Frederick,
as far as Lancaster.

We are &'*
James Calhoun Esq'



[Council to Board of War.]

In Council Annapolis 8"' Sepf 1779
Gen*

We last Night rec'' your Favor of the 3"^ Ins'; we shall
immediately write to M' Calhoun desiring him to appoint some
Person to examine and receive the Powder which we can spare
at Frederick; the Quantities we have any where else, are
inconsiderable. We shall deliver to him there, thirty thousand
weight. A large Proportion of what we have is Cannon
Powder though, from its having been sent in a Hurry at divers
Times from different Places, we have no exact Account of the
different Kinds, and we are apprehensive that from the same 591
Cause a good many of the Casks may not be sufficient to
remove it in. If tolerable Care has been taken of it, which
may have been done with great Ease from the Conveniences
where it is kept, we expect it is generally good. At the Time
of the Rec' of your Letter of the 15"' June, the Gov' was in
Frederick, we expected that in Consequence of our Letter to
our Delegates of the 18'^, Measures were then executing for
the Rec' of the Powder and have constantly expected that some
Person would have been commissioned to receive it. We are
not impowered to lend but sell it and we could have disposed
of it at a very high Price, but have refused to part from any
since our Conversation with M' Plater about the 17"' Day of
June

We are &"
Board of War.

P. S. We inclose you Copies of the Letters wrote and re-
ceived on this Subject



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c. c. [Council to N. Bruce.]

In Council Annapolis 8"" Sept' 1779
Sir

This, we expect, will be delivered to you by some Person
appointed by M'' Calhoun as Dep'' Q'' Master Gen' to receive
from our Magazine in Frederick 30,000 w' of Powder for the
Use of and to be forwarded by him to Philad'' for the Army.
We inclose you a Copy of Col° Beatty's Return of the Powder
in the Magazine for your Assistance and request the Favor of
you to superintend the Delivery & to take & transmit us a
Receipt on the Invoice. We imagine, by much the greatest
Part of our Stock is Cannon Powder & would have you deliver
25,000 of that Kind or if, on Examination, our stock is composed
of a still greater Proportion of Cannon Powder we wish you
to deliver a greater Proportion of it. We do not know whether
strong Casks have been got to shift the Powder into, so far as
you can, you'll be pleased to accomodate them with Casks
which can bear the Carriage. Great Part of the Powder was
imported from the Dominions of France, we wish it all to be
reweighed, you'll attend to the French Weight exceeding ours
about 10 per C' We are &''''

Col° Normand Bruce



[Council to Ewing and Buchanan.]

Circular. In Council Annapolis 8"" Sept' 1779

Sir.

We last night reC^ a Letter from his Ex^ Gen' Washington
dated the aS'"" of last Month inclosing a Copy of one to him
from Col° Wadsworth dated the 27"" which give alarming
Apprehensions of the Army's suffering for want of Flour &
pressing extraordinary Exertions for a Supply. We do not
know whether you have received fresh Instructions from Col°
Blaine on this Circumstance so unexpected by us, but
whether you have or not, you may be assured that you
cannot render more essential Service in your Department
than in providing and pressing forward as quick as possible,
all the Flour you can; it is an Object of too great Magnitude
to delay, either for Formality of precise and regular Orders, or
a Trifle in the Price and we doubt not you'll attend to it accord-
ingly. If from your Circumstances it will be necessary to
appologize to Col" Blaine, we imagine this will excuse you, if
not, we dare say Gen' Washington's Letter will. Pray advise
us of your Receipt of this and the Resolution you take in
Consequence of it We are &"

To Patrick Ewing, Cecil, & )
Rob' Buchanan, Balt° j



of the Council of Maryland, 177^-1779. 517

Thursday 9 September 1779 C. B.

Present as on Yesterday

Ordered that the western shore Tr'tasurer ]jay to Lieut
Stephen Shelmerdine of the 4"' Re<^im' three thousand Dollars
on Account of that Reg' Ihree thousand Dollars for Lieut
Thomas Cromwell of the same Rej^im' and also two thousand
Dollars for Lieut John Bailey of the 3'' Rej^' for the Recruiting
Service to be accounted for

That the said Treasurer pay to the said Lieut Stephen
Shelmerdine of the 4"' Re^nm' two thousand Dollars, also two
thousand Dollars for Lieut Thomas Cromwell of the same
Reg' and two thousand Dollars for Lieut John Bailey of the 3''
Reg' in leiw of the Articles for the present year allowed by
the late Act of Assembly

Capt Gale, John Chain has offered Michael Paine who says
he was born in Calvert County and that he came hither in a
Boat with one Copper, in his stead. If f-n enquiry of Copper
you find Paine is at Liberty you mayinlist him instead of John
Chain to whom on its being done give a Discharge hereon

John Chever is appointed a second Lieut of the Comp^ of
Matross's ordered to Camp by the General Assembly

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Lieut John
Chever, two thousand Dollars in leiw of the Articles for the
present Year allowed by the late Act of Assembly

That the said Treasurer pay to William Bigg Forty Pounds
ten shillings *p Ace' passed by the Dep^' Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Com° Thomas Grason Sixty
seven Pounds ten shillings for the use of Robert Littell -p Ace'
passed by the Aud. Gen'

That the said Treasurer pay to Thomas Hyde Eighty four
Pounds, fifteen shillings due him p Acco' passed by the Aud.
Gen'

That the said Treasurer pay to Elie Vallette Thirty seven
Pounds, ten shil^' for i M° Salary as Dep'' Aud. -p Ace' passed
by the Aud. Gen'

That the said Treasurer pay to Com° Thomas Grason, Three
hundred and seven Pounds, sixteen shillings to purchase Plank
for the use of the State on Account



[Council to S. Saddler.] c. c.

In Council Annapolis 9"" Sept' 1779 '^' '^
Sir.

Col° Forrest mentions to us that it may be useful to leave
Sam' Chester of the Matrosses behind, that he had desired he
might stay in the Fort, 'til Orders from hence. His diligence



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c. c. & success in Recruiting and the Necessity of leaving some
Body who can be depended on, in the Fort, induce us to desire
he may be left behind and considered still as a Soldier of this
State

We are &"
Lieu' Sam' Saddler



c. B, Friday lo September 1779

Present as on Yesterday

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Alexander
Contee Hanson Esq"^ Two hundred and thirty four Pounds,
seven shillings and six Pence due him -p Account passed by
theDep^Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to the said Alexander Contee
Hanson Judge of the General Court five hundred Pounds p
Advance according to a Resolve of the Gen' Assembly

That the said Treasurer pay to William Goldsmith three
hundred and sixty eight Pounds five shillings p Ace' passed
by the Aud. Gen'

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Capt. Gale i p'
Leather Breeches for the use of his Comp^

On the Petition of Charles Daley who was inlisted to serve
as a Marine in the Service of this State setting forth that he
hath been for almost three years incessantly in the Hospital
so unwell that he has not been able to perform his Duty and
Com° Grason informing the Governor and Council that the
facts aforesaid as set forth in his Petition were true. It is
ordered that the said Charles Daley be discharged from the
Service

Col° Ephraim Blaines Commission as Dep^ Commissary
General of Purchases in the Army of the United States dated
the 6"' of August 1777 was produced to this Board and
Licence is hereby given to him to act as such within this State
also the Commission of Patrick Ewing of Cecil County Assis-
tant Dep^ Commissary of Purchases for Cecil and Kent Coun-
ties. The Com° of Conrod Theo. Wedderstrandt of Queen
Annes, Assistant D^ Com^ of Purchases for Queen Anns,
Talbot & Below. The Com° of Nath' Potter of Caroline,
Assistant D^ Com^ of Purchases for Caroline County.
The Commission of Richard Dallam Assistant Deputy
Commissary of Purchases for Harford County. The Com° of



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