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and Soldiers of this State in the American Army &f^ passed July
1779 agreeably to a Resolution of the General Assembly June 17.
1780.

That the said Treasurer pay to Docf John Johnson Two hundred
and fifty Two Pounds, ten shillings due him p Account passed by
the Depy Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Jeremiah T. Chase Esq*" Eight thou-
sand & seventy two Pounds ten shillings and also the further sum of
six hundred and seven Pounds ten shillings in part of his Salarj' on
Account.

That the said Treasurer pay to John Brice Esq"" nine hundred
Pounds in part of his Salary on Account.

That the said Treasurer pay to James Brice Esq*" the Sum of
nine hundred and Eighty one Pounds in part of his Sal^ on Ace'

That the Collector of the Tax for Prince Georges County pay to
Joshua Beall Esq'' Lieut of said County six thousand Pounds to be
Accounted for.

That the Collector of the Tax for Charles County pay to Francis
Ware Lieut of said County six thousand Pounds to be Accounted for.

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Capt. William i^Iiddle-
ton of the Dolphin four hundred Scupper Nails.

[Council to Colo Joshua Beall — and Colo Francis Ware, except the Liber C C
Rect of the Letter] ^""^^^^

Sir. We received your Favor of the 13"" Instant, and have sent
you an Order on the Collector of the Tax for your County for six



222 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C C thousand Pounds, to be expended agreeable to the Directions of the
^°- ^^ Act entitled A Supplement to the Act to procure Recruits &*=* If
you should have Occasion for a further sum, inform us and we will
furnish it

Liber C B Saturday 15* July 1780

No. 23
p. 172 Present as on yesterday, except John H. Stone Esq*"

The State Boats Dolphin and Plater ref^ from Convoying the
Continental Arms to Virginia.

Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to His Excellency
Thomas Sim Lee Esq"" one thousand and five hundred pounds in part
of his Salary to the 8'*" May last

That the said Treasurer pay to William Williams Thirty three
Pounds, fifteen shillings due him p Account passed by the Dep'' Aud.

That the Collector of the Tax for Prince Georges County pay
to John Beall six thousand Pounds to be expended in the Purchase
of Horses &l'^^ under the Act to procure an Extra Supply of Pro-
visions of the Bread kind also Waggons and Horses for the use of the
Continental Army to be Accounted for
p. 173 Ordered That the Collector of the Tax for Montgomery County
pay to Thomas Richardson five thousand Pounds to be expended in
the Purchase of Provisions for the Army to be Acco*^ for



July 18 Tuesday 18'^ July 1780

Present as on Saturday except Daniel Carroll Esq*"

Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to John King three
hundred and Twenty five Pounds balance due him p Account passed
by the Dep^ Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to John Smith Brooks three hundred
Pounds due him p account passed by the Dep^ Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Col° Uriah Forrest one thousand
and forty one Pounds thirteen Shillings and four Pence for i Month
as Aud. Gen' ending the 15**^ Inst.

That the said Treasurer pay to Thomas Johnson jun*" three thou-
sand one hundred and Twenty five Pounds for the use of John
Rogers Esq"" Chancellor due him for 3 Months Salary to the first
Instant.

That the Collector of the Tax for Prince Georges County pay to
John Smith Brooks five thousand Pounds to be expended in the
Purchase of Provisions for the Army & Accounted for.

That John Crisall deliver to Capt. William Reily of the 4*'' Lieut.
William Adams of the f^ and Lieut Edward Edgerly of the 2"*
Maryland Regim* each, 6 Gallons of Rum and Twenty four pounds



of the Council of Marylmid. 223

of brown Sugar being the Allowance in those Articles for the Months Liber C B
of May, June and July, and that he furnish the Auditor Gen' with an °' ^^
Account of the Quantities of the same and those hereafter delivered
by him

That the Commissary of Issues Purchase Fresh meat for the Hos-
pital and issue it on the order of CoK' Forrest.

Charles Blake appointed Commissary of Purchases for Queen
Anns County in the room of Conrod L. Weddershandt who resigned



Wednesday iq"* July 1780 July 19

Present as on yesterday.

Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt William
Middleton six hundred and Eighty five Pounds, fifteen shillings due
him p Ace* passed by the D. Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Jonathan Parker three hundred and
ten Pounds five shillings and also the further Sum of Two hundred
and forty three Pounds, ten shillings due him "p Accounts passed by
the Depy Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut James Bruff of the 6"' Regi-
ment Two thousand four hundred Dollars to be expended in the
recruiting Service & Ace** for

That the said Treasurer pay to Elie Vallette three hundred and
twelve Pounds, ten shillings due him p ace' passed by the Aud. Gen'

That Capt. George Keeports collect and take into his Possession
all the Military Stores & other property belonging to this State at the
Fort on Whetstone point & in Balt° Town and dispose of all except
the Cannon & Furniture at public vendue after giving Notice in the
Balt° News Paper & in hand Bills and that he render an Account
of the Sales to this Board.

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to L' W" Adams of the
7th Regim* Cloth & Trim^^ sufT' for a waistcoat & Breeches in part
of the Art'' all<* by Gen' Assembly.

[Council to Delegates in Congress] Liber C C

No. 22

Gent" Agreeable to the Resolution of the General Assembly of ^' ^^^

the 4**^ Ins' we have transmitted to you 12 Copies of the " Act

empowering the Treasurer of the Western Shore to draw and sell

Bills of Exchange and for a further Emission," which we request

you to have conveyed to such Persons in France as you may think

proper, to be by them sent to Great Britain, in Order that those who

may be affected by the said Act, may have Sufficient Notice thereof.



224 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C C [Council to Mr. Hugh Young]

No. 22

Sir We have empowered and requested M'' George Keeports to
settle with you for the Powder, Guns, and other Articles, had of the
State, according to the Terms mentioned in the Governor's Letter
of the 12"" Sepf last, to receive the Money and transmit it to the
Treasurer of this Shore



Liber C B Thursday 20* July 17 80

July 20 Present as on yesterday.
P-I74 Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt. Robert
Berry three hundred and fifty seven Pounds nine shillings and six
Pence BaP of Ace' passed by the D. Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Capt. William Reily of the 4*''
Reg* three hundred and Twenty five Pounds, ten shillings due him
•p ace* passed by the Dep^ Aud.

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut William Adams of the 7*
Regim' three hundred and twenty five Pounds ten Shillings due him
p Ace* passed by the Aud Gen'

That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut Edward Edgerly of the 2^
Regim* Three hundred and twenty five Pounds ten shillings due him
p Ace* passed by the Dep^ Aud""

That the said Treasurer pay to Capt. Jos. Smith of Col° N. Gist's
Reg* eight hundred and thirty two Pounds ten shillings p ace' passed
by the D. Aud.

That John Crisall deliver to Capt. Robert Berry of the Plater 5
GalP Rum & 10 bbs Bro. Sugar in full for the Monthly Allowance
in those Art'^ to 27 Inst.

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Serj* Nich^ Hutchinson
of the 7*'' Regim* i shirt i p'' Breeches i p'' Shoes and i p"" Stockings,
to John Barlow recruit for the same Regim* i p'' Overalls and Samuel
Clark & Richard Barlow of said Reg* each i p*" Overalls and i p*"
Stockings and also to Capt. William Reily of 4*^ Regim* Twelve
Blanketts.

That the Collector of the Tax for Frederick County pay to Col°
Tho® Price six thousand Pounds to be expended in the Purchase of
Provision for the Army and to be accounted for.



Liber C C [Council to Board of War]

p. 131 Gent" By a Letter received from M"" Stoddert of the 30*^ June, we
are informed the United States have not any Brass Field Pieces, of
the Sizes required by our State but that they may have some of differ-
ent Sizes, which you will have forwarded with the small Arms and
Accoutriments if they will answer; we accept the Offer of the Board
and request you to have them sent down as soon as may be convenient



of the Council of Maryland. 22^

r Council to Colo. Thomas Price] Liber C C

"■ No. 22

Sir Your Letter of the i8"' Ins' we received. You are to purchase
Flour, Wheat and tlie other Articles enumerated, at the lowest
Price you possibly can ; we think you ought not to exceed the Prices
for the Flour and Wheat mentioned in your Letter, nor do we think
you should buy more than five hundred Barrels at that Kate. You
may give as far as 8 Dollars a Pound for Bacon, and in the same
Proportion for other Salt Provision. You must not omit to inform
us constantly of the Quantities of Flour and Wheat procured and
sent forward in Order that we may give you such Directions for your
Conduct in future, as will most conduce to the general Advantage.
Enclosed you have an Order on the Collector of the Tax of Fred-
erick County for f 6ooo

[Council to Joshua Johnson Esqr] P- 132

Sir According to the Resolution of the General Assembly of the
State of Maryland of the 4"" Ins' we have transmitted to you, attested
Copies of the Act to enable the Treasurer of the Western Shore to
draw and sell Bills of Exchange and for an Emission of Bills of
Credit if necessary and do request you to convey as many of them as
may be necessary, to the Trustees in the said Act named and the rest,
to the Trustees appointed by the Act for calling out of Circulation
certain Bills of Credit emitted by Act of Assembly



Friday 21^' July 1780 Liber C B

No. 23
Present as on yesterday. July 21

Ordered That the eastern shore Treasurer pay to Col° James Hind- ^' ^'^
man six thousand Pounds to enable him to carry into Execution the
Acts to procure a Supply of Salt Meat &'^^ and to procure an Extra
Supply &" Liber C C

That the Collector of the Tax for Talbot County pay to the said ' °'^f^
Col° James Hindman six thousand Pounds to be expended as This letter

r -J was read bv

aforesaid. ^h^ Pennsyl-

vania Coun-
. , cil on July

[Council to The Governors of Pennsvlvania and Delaware] 2;, 12 Pa.

Col. Recs.
Sir In Pursuance of the Request of the General Assembly of 433- See
Maryland, we have transmitted to you a Copy of the Act continuing ^^^jj_ \lil,
the Act prohibiting the Exportation of Wheat. Flour, Rye, Indian p. 433-
Corn &" until the tenth Day of September next. You will perceive preceding
on Perusal of the Act sent, that so much of the Prohibition as relates page is
to the Exportation of any of the ennumerated Articles by Land, is Pr'"s.^ Reed's
taken off, and that the suspension of the said Act or Continuance letter of
of it beyond the Time limited, depends in some Measure upon the l^



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226 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C C Regulations adopted or to be adopted by the States of Pennsylvania

^^ and Delaware, respecting that Subject. We solicit your Excellency

to send us Copies of your Acts that relate to this Subject, that we

may be enabled to form our Opinion of the Propriety of extending

the Time or removing the Restriction



Saturday 22*^ July 1780
Liber C B Present as on yesterday.

July 22 This Board agrees with Col° John Dorsey &Co for 10 hh*^^ Rum at
p. 174 £30 per Gallon to be delivered to M*" Donnellan at Baltimore Town.
Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to Matthias Irvine
lately a Soldier in the 3*^ Maryland Regim* discharged Twenty
Pounds in lieu of the Articles allowed by the Act relating to the
Officers and Soldiers of this State in the American Army &'^* he
having made Oath that he hath not received any part thereof.

Liber C C [Council to Capt. Wm. Middleton]

No. 22
p. 132 Sir You are to proceed with the Dolphin to Patuxent River and

put yourself under the Command of Cap' James Buchanan, under
whom you are to act as a Tender, so long as he shall think it neces-
sary for the Preservation of his Vessel.

[Council to Andrew Buchanan Esqr]

Sir We have returned your Account against the State with
Observations made thereon by the Auditor General, He thinks either
p. 133 of the other Commissioners for Baltimore County, or, as the Certifi-
cates are made payable to the Bearer and no Time inserted thereon,
you may issue the Certificates for the first Article in your Ace' The
Commissions requested by you on the 10"' Instant, are enclosed. Col°
Forrest has given Orders to Cap' BrufT to receive from you the sub-
stitutes and Deserters which may be procured under the late Acts
for procuring Recruits &" the Supplement thereto, and the Act to
expedite the raising an Additional Battalion of Regulars who are
immediately to be marched to this Place



Liber C B Monday 24"^ July 1780

No. 23 f- J

July 24 Present as on Saturday.

P" j^^ Ordered that the Collector of the Tax for Fred. County pay to
Captain Richard Hoff one thousand nine hundred and Fifty seven
Pounds ten shillings for himself and Guard over the Magazine near
Frederick Town on Account



of the Council of Maryland. 227

Ordered That the Collector of the Tax for l-'rcderick County pay Lil>cr C B
to Adam Fischer six thousand Pounds to be expended in the Pur- ^°- ^^
chases of Horses &''^ under tlie Act to procure an Extra Supply of
Provisions &'^'' on Account.

That the Collector iA the tax for Ann Arundel County pay to
Richard Cowman three thousand Pounds to be expended as afore-
said.

That M"" John Cri-sall issue Rations to Elizabeth Murphy, Sarah
Pope Biddy Howard, Mary M'^Donald Mary Connolly, Mary Sam-
ine, Christian Ennis, Hannah Ashmy, Eve Moss, Betsy Isabel, Mary
Burnet Jane Elton and Mary Fennell the wives of Soldiers now
remaining in Annapolis who are entitled to Provisions unrler the
Laws of this State, until he receive further Orders from this Board
and that he keep particular and Separate Accounts thereof also the
names of their Husbands and the Counties they respectively enlisted
in

Commission of Letters of Marque and reprisal issued to James
M'^Coy Commander of the Brigantine Trooper 100 Tons burthen
navigated by 40 men, mounting 12 Carriage Guns 2 swivels and 14
small arms belonging to David Stewart & C° of Baltimore

Commissions issued to Job Garretson appointed Col° and William
M^^Cubbin Lieut Col° of the Gun Powder Battalion of Militia in
Baltimore County.

[Council to President of Congress] Liber C C

No. 22
Sir Last Evening we had the Honor to receive by Express your p. 133

Excellency's Letter of the 29'^ Ult° with a Resolution of Congress

of the same Date, directing Warrants to be drawn in Favor of the

Treasurer of the United States on the Treasurers of the several

States from New Hampshire to Maryland, inclusive, for their

respective Proportions of the ten Million of Dollars specially called

for by the Resolution of the 19* May last. When that Resolution

and the Letter accompanying it were received, the General Assembly

was not sitting, and we were induced from the urgent Necessity of

complying with it, to appoint Persons in the Several Counties of

this State to solicit a Loan of our Proportion of that Sum, and to

prevent, as far as possible the Evils that might result from a Failure.

We convened the General Assembly immediately, in Order that the

most efificacious Measures might be adopted to procure it. The

Resolution and Letter were laid before them and several Laws

enacted for the Purpose of obtaining the Quota of this State; in

Consequence of which and the Assessment Acts, not more than 200,-

000 Dollars have been drawn into our Treasu^\^ beyond what we

have advanced for the Use of the Continental Army which we can

assure your Excellency, though we cannot precisely ascertain the



228 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C C Quantum, is far from being inconsiderable. The 8^^ Ins' we sent by
Express 200,000 Dollars to the Continental Treasurer and wrote the
Delegates of this State on the Subject of the Requisition of the IQ**"
May. It is with the utmost Regret we inform Congress of our
Inability to comply with the earnest and pressing Application. Noth-
ing could in the least alleviate the poignant Anxiety we feel from
p. 134 contemplating the Miseries that must ensue on a Dissolution of
the Army or a Suspension of the Operations of the present Cam-
paign, but a Consciousness that the Failure of the Supply required
is not imputable to Supineness or unwillingness in this State to
render every Assistance, but to the Want of Time to execute the
Laws and in some Measure to the Scarcity of Money to answer
the various Demands incessantly made on the People to support
Government and to provide Men, Money and Provision for the
Army of the States. We can assure Congress that the full sum
required, will be forwarded to the Treasury of the United States,
as procured and that our Attention will not be remitted, but every
Exertion made to facilitate the Procurement of it. The Expedient of
borrowing has been resorted to with such Frequency and our Credit
has received such a Wound from our not complying punctually
with our Engagements, that we can expect to derive little or no
Relief from the Adoption of it in future. We have transmitted
herewith a Copy of the Act for sinking the Quota required by Con-
gress of this State of the Bills of Credit emitted by Congress.

[Council to Adam Fischer]

Sir We received your Letter of the 20'*^ Ins* and have sent you
an Order on the Collector of Frederick County for six thousand
Pounds to be expended in the Hiring or purchasing of Waggons and
Horses. You are, if possible, to procure them on Hire, and have a
Power to make a Contract to pay the Wages in Paper Money, To-
bacco, or Specie as may be most advantageous to the Public, not
allowing in Specie more than at the Rate of twenty Shillings per
Day for the Hire of a Waggon, four Horses and a Driver and in
Paper Money or Tobacco, in the same Proportion. If you cannot
hire the Waggons Horses and Drivers required, you are to pur-
chase what is deficient and pay for them in the Manner above men-
tioned, but for your more particular Direction, we refer you to the
Law. You are confined by the Law to Frederick County and ought
not to interfere with the Contractors of the other Counties because
such a Competition will certainly and unavoidably enhance the
p. 135 Value. If you go into another State to hire or purchase, we think you
will not be allowed for any extraordinary Trouble or Expence in-
curred thereby



of the Council of Maryland. 22g

Tuesday 25'^ July 1780 Liber C B

No. 23
Present as on yesterday. July 25

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to His Excellency '''
Thomas Sim Lee Esq"" Eive thousand Pounds, three thousand
Pounds, Two thousand five hundred Pounds Two thousand five hun-
dred Pounds and also one thousand and fourteen Pounds, five shil-
lings and Eight Pence in part of his Salary to the 8'** May last on
Account.

That the Collector of the Tax for Queen Anns County pay to
William Hemsley Esq"" six thousand Pounds to enable him to carry
into Execution the Act to procure Recruits to complete the Battalions
of this State &'''' the Supplement thereto, and the Act to expedite the
raising an Additional Battalion, to be accounted for.

[Council to Capt John Smith Brookes] Liber C C

No. 22
Sir We think it necessary that you should purchase the Fish p. 135
on the Terms mentioned in yours of Yesterday's Date, but at the
same Time must inform you, that a Short Credit must be obtained,
as it is altogether impossible to pay the Money until the Taxes come
in; so soon as that happens, we hope to be enabled to pay all our
public Contracts. We hope no good Citizen will refuse to vend
these necessary Commodities to the Public at a Time when our
Treasury is exhausted and they are so much wanted. The Fish,
Bacon &" procured by you must be transported to this Place or the
Head of the Elk, but we wish the Vessel to touch at this Place

[Council to William Hemsley Esqr]

Sir Col° Forrest has ordered two Officers to repair immediately
to Chester Town to take Charge of the Substitutes and Deserters
which may be sent there by the Lieutenants of the several Counties
on the Eastern pursuant to our Request communicated by Circular
Letters of this Day. The Expedient of drawing upon the Collector
of Queen Ann's County gives you a Chance but no Certainty of
Money, as there are still a great Number of Certificates outstanding;
yet it proves our Inclination to assist you and the good People of
your County in their laudable Endeavours to procure Recruits
Cloaths will be distributed among the Recruits when they are col-
lected to a Point.

[Council to Charles Griffith, Esqr.]
Sir We are very happy in hearing you have so pleasing a Prospict
of raising the Men required of your County for the Regiment extraor-
dinary and for completing the Battalions of this State in the Con-



230 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C C tinental Army, Col° Forrest has ordered an Ofificer immediately to
No. 22 receive the Recruits and Substitutes in your Care and march them
to this Place

July 26 Wednesday 26*^ July 1780

Liber C B

No. 23 Present as on yesterday

Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to Thomas Johnson
j*" Fifty Pounds on Account

That the said Treasurer pay to John Berryman who was a Gunner
on board the Ship Defence in the year 1777 and lost his right Arm
in the service of this State Two hundred and Fifty Pounds for his
Subsistence.

That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Capt William Reily of
the 4*^ Regim' Cloth suff' for a Jacket & Breeches with Trimg^ in
part of the articles &"^^

That the Collector of the Tax for Kent County pay to John Bolton
four thousand Pounds to be expended in necessaries for the Recruits
Sl'^^ at Chester Town and to be Accounted for.
p. 176 Commissions issued to Allensby Jump appointed Capt. in the room
of Thomas Casson, James Casson i Lieut, Solomon Kenton 2*^ Lieut,
Assa Banning Ens. belonging to the 28'^ Battalion of Militia in
Caroline County, and also to Vincent Price Capt in the room of
Thomas Lockerman, Elijah Clark 2^ Lieut, Zadock Mears Ensign,
Cornelius Johnson i^' Lieut. Richard Liden 2^ Lieut, and Daniel
Richardson Ens. of Capt. John Hooper's Comp^ belonging to the
14 Batt of Militia in the County aforesaid

Commissions issued to Nich^ Ruxton Moore appointed Capt,
Thomas Russell Lieut and Mark Pringle Cornet of the voluntier
Troop of Light Horse raised in Baltimore Town according to Act
of Assembly pased June Session 1780

Commissions issued to Joseph Gilpin, John Leach Knight, Stephen
Hyland Thomas Hughes, John Dockery Thompson, Thomas Boul-
din, Timothy Kirk, Richard Bond Samuel Glenn, John Ward Veazey
John Cox, Samuel Miller, James Maxwell Elihua Hall son of Elisha,
William Matthews, Peter Lawson, Thomas May Thomas Russell,
Thomas Savin, Jonathan Booth, Sidney George and James Loutit
appointed Justices of the Peace for Cecil County and also to Joseph
Gilpin, John Leach Knight Stephen Hyland, John Dockery Thomp-
son and Timothy Kirk appointed Judges of the Orphans Court for
the said County.

Liber C C [Council to William Whitely Esqr]

No. 22
p. 136 Sir We are sorry to find your Endeavours to procure the Quota

of Men required of Caroline County have not been attended with the



of the Council of Maryland. 231

desired Success. This Board are of Opinion that tlie 'lax of fifteen L\\)tr C C
and five per Centum, as the Case may be, is to be levied anri collected ^"- *^
from such Classes as fail to furnish Substitutes or Deserters. The
Commissions for Militia Officers are enclosed agreeable to your
Request. You will have the Militia marched to the Mead of Elk
where they are to rendezvous and where they will be provided with
Arms and every other Necessary for Marching &''^

[Council to The Worshipful the Justices of Cecil County Court]

Gent. The enclosed Commissions were issued agreeably to your
Request as intimated by M"" Williams's Letter of the 26"' May

[Council to Nathaniel Potter, Esqr.]

Sir. Yours of the 23*^ Inst, we have this Day received and are
Sorry to observe that you should have so unpromising a Prospect of
procuring the Articles absolutely necessary for furnishing and Sup-
porting our Army We could not conceive that any of the good Citi-
zens of this State would, at this Crisis, withold these necessary Com-



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