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our Letter to him requiring Payment of the Balance which appeared



5i6 Journal and Correspondence.

January 26 to be due to the State from M"" Wheelers Account, and the Com-
Liber No. 78 pony's Answer thereto, which we refer to your Consideration, to
take such stepts as you shall deem proper. We are &*^*

Ibid. [W™ Paca, Council, Annapolis, Circular To the Sheriffs of

the Counties.]

We have enclosed you a Proclamation of the Definitive Articles
of Peace, and desire that you will give public Notice of the same to
the Citizens of County by reading it to them on an ap-

pointed Day at the most public place in the said County.

We are Sir &"



February ro Tuesday lo'^ February 1784.

Liber C. B.

No. 24 The Council met Pursuant to their Adojurnment of the 26 Janu-
P- 4^2 ary last

Present His Excellency William Paca Esq*" Governor

The Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, John Davidson & Charles Wallace

Esquires.

The Justices of the Peace and Judges of the Orphans Court for

Kent County are re-appointed and continued. —

Commissions issued to John Browne, James Bordley, James
O'Bryan, John Fischer, Clement Sewall, Vinson Benton, Vachel
Downes, John Sayer Blake, Benjamin Sadler, Jacob Ringgold,
Thomas Marsh Foreman, Samuel Turbutt Wright, Arthur Emory
and George Baynard appointed Justices of the Peace for Queen Anns
County. —

John Browne, James Bordley, James O'Bryan, Clement Sewell,
and Vachel Downes Judges of the Orphans Court for the County
aforesaid. —

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer issue a Certificate to
John Randall agreeably to the "Act proposing to the Citizens of
this State, Creditors of Congress &''^ " for Eighty four pounds and
nine pence due him on Continental Loan OfHce Certificates adjusted
by the Aud"" General the 12^^ November 1783. —

Daniel of S' Thomas Jenefer Esquire Intendant of the revenue
and all public Monies, Lodges a Bond with this Board, in the Penalty
of twenty thousand pounds, with Robert Couden & John H Stone
Esquires Securities, agreeably to an Act of the General Assembly
appointing the said Dan' of S' Thomas Jenifer, Intendant. —

The Council adjourned till Saturday the fourteenth Day of Feb-
ruary instant. —



Council of Maryland, 1783- 1784. 517

Saturday 14'^'' February 1784. February 14

Liber C. E.
The Council met according to adjournment No. 24



p. 486



Present His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor. —

The Hon'ble John H Stone, John Davidson & Charles Wallace
Esquires

M"" John Addison exhibits an Account against the Reverend Jona-
than Boucher, the Balance of which amounts to One hundred and
thirty five pounds specie, which is examined and approved. —

The Council adjourned 'till Tuesday morning 1 1 "Clock



Tuesday 17*'' February 1784 February 17

The Council met. — No. 24

p. 486

Present the Honble Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone, John Davidson

and Charles Wallace Esquires. —

The Council adjourned 'till Saturday the 21^* February instant



Saturday 21^* February 1784. February 21

Liber C. B.
The Council met. No. 24

p. 486

Present His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor

The Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone & Charles Wallace
Esquires

The Board upon reconsideration of the Allowance made to Col°
William Hyde on the 21 January last for Services as Assistant Clerk
to the Council, are of Opinion that fourteen shillings per Day only
be allowed him, that being the Allowance made to the Assistant
Clerks of the General Assembly at the time the Services were per-
formed by Col° Hyde.

The Council taking into Consideration the Conduct of Sir Robert
Eden, since his return to this State in signing a number of Patents
afifixing the Seals to some of them, and taking the fees of Office for
the services

Ordered that all the evidence respecting this Transaction be stated
and communicated to the Attorney General to take such Measures
therein as he shall think proper. —

The Council adjourned 'till Saturday the 6*'^ March next. —

[W™ Paca, Council, Annapolis, to Luther Martin Esq"" Att^ Gen'.] Februar>- 21

Liber No. 78
The Affair of Sir Robert Eden's signing a number of Patents p. 459

since his return into this State, Affixing the Seals to some of them,

and taking the fees of Office for the Service, coming Officially be-



5i8 Journal and Correspondence.

February 21 fore US, we have considered it as our Duty to have the Evidence
Liber ^o. 78 gtg^fgj ^nd communicated to you with Copies of the Letters which
passed between Sir Robert and Us on the Subject. The nature of
this Offence and its Degree of Criminahy whether Treason or Forg-
ery, or whether a Fraud only and a Cheat, either upon the Party
whose Money was taken for the Seals or upon the State to whose
Use the Law appropriates the Fees, we Submit to your better Opin-
ion and Judgment : But be the Offence what it may, we trust you will
take care that the Sovereignty and Government of the State be sup-
ported, and its Laws, Honor and Dignity vendicated. —

We are Sir &'^*



March 6 Saturday 6* March 1784.

Liber C.B. _, „ ., ,. ...

No. 24 The Council met accordmg to x^djournment



p. 486



Present His Excellency William Paca Esq"" Governor
The Honorable John H Stone and Charles Wallace Esquires —
Charles Carroll of Carrolton Esq*" exhibits a Bond of Docf Henry
Stevenson to Charles Carroll Sen'' Esq*" amounting with Interest,
Judgment & Costs of Suit to seventy six pounds Fifteen shillings
and two pence Current money passed by the Auditor General and
approved by the Board. —

Adjourned till Wednesday the lo*^'^ March instant. —



March 10 Wednesday 10"^ March 1784

No. 24 Present the Honble Gabriel Duvall & Charles Wallace Esq*"
?• 487 Adjourned till to morrow morning 1 1 °Clock.



March II Thursday 11"^ March 1784

Liber C.B.

No. 24 The Council met



p. 487



Present The Honorable Gab' Duvall, John H Stone, and Charles
Wallace Esq"

The Council adjourned till to morrow morning 1 1 °Clock. —



March I' Friday la**" March 1784.

C.B.

■^o. 24
p. 487



Liber C. B. ^, „ .,

No. 24 The Council met



Present as on Yesterday. —

A Petition from Rebecca Arnold of Baltimore County was pre-
sented to the Board, setting forth that in the year 1783 she entered
into a Recognizance in the Sum of Ten pounds Current Money for



Council of Maryland, 1783- 1784. 519

the appearance of a Negro Slave, belonging to her, at Baltimore March 12
County Criminal Court in February last ; that she attended Court \^^l^^lr^'
accordingly, but the recognizance not being returned to Court on p. 487
the Day she Attended, she was informed that her further Attendance
was unnecessary, and she left the Court in Consequence of the Infor-
mation; that the Recognizance was afterwards returned, called, and
forfeited, for which she is now under Execution ; and praying a Re-
mission of said Recognizance; and seven of the Justices of Balti-
more County Court having certified the Allegations in said Petition
to be true, and recommended a remission of the forfeiture. The
Council taking the same into Consideration, do remit the said for-
feited Recognizance, there appearing to have been a Willingness in
the said Rebecca Arnold to attend Court according to the Tenor of
her Recognizance.

Jacob Hennigar having been recognized in the Sum of Twenty
pounds Current Money for his appearance at the Criminal Court in
Baltimore County in February last and Andrew Grangel recognized
in the like Sum of Twenty pounds Current Money for the Appear-
ance of the said Hennigar, who went to the State of Pennsylvania
some time before Court, and was prevented from returning by the
great fall of Snow, and three of the Justices of Baltimore County
Court having certified the foregoing to be the Case of the Persons
aforesaid, and recommended then as proper Objects of Relief ; the
Council taking the same into Consideration are of Opinion that the
said forfeited recognizances should be remitted, and do remit them
accordingly, the forfeiture appearing not to have been wilfully
incurred. —

The Council adjourned 'till tomorrow morning 11 °Clock

[G. Duvall, Council, Annapolis, to The Honble The Intendant.l March 12

Liber No. 78

The Council having considered the Subject of your Letter of Yes- p- 459
terday, are of Opinion, that upon a Liberal Construction of the sev-
eral Acts of Assembly which relate to Payment of the Civil list, that
the Officers of Government should be paid Quarterly. —

We have the Honor to be &'^*



Saturday 13"^ March 1784 March 13

™ ^ ., ^ Liber C.B.

The Council met No. 24

p. 487
Present His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor

The Honorable Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone and Charles \\''al-
lace Esquires

The Board having met for the purpose of consulting on the Ex- p. 488
pediency of convening the General Assembly, defer coming to a



520 Journal and Correspondence.

March 13 Determination until they hear from the Honorable Thomas Stone



Liber C. B



No^ and James M'^Henry, two of the Delegates of this State i
p. 488 Congress. —

The Council adjourned 'till Saturday the 20^^ of March inst.



March 20 Saturday 20**^ March 1784

Liber C.B. ^, ^ .,

No. 24 The Council met accordmg to adjournment.



m



p-



Present. His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor

The Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone & Charles Wallace
Esq"

William Faris exhibits an Account against Daniel Dulany, son of
Walter, amounting with Interest to the 23"^ of February 1784 to
Thirteen pounds, twelve Shillings Current Money, adjusted by the
Auditor General and approved by this Board. —

A Letter from the Hon'ble Thomas Stone Esquire, was received
and read, whereupon It is thought unnecessary now to come to any
Determination respecting the Convening the General Assembly. —

The Council adjourned 'till Saturday the 3*^ Day of April next. —



Aprils Saturday 3^ April 1784

Liber C. B. „, „ .,

No. 24 I he Council met



p. 488



Present The hon'ble John Hoskins Stone, and Charles Wallace
Esquires. —

Samuel Turbutt Wright Esquire elected a Member of the Coun-
cil by the General Assembly attended and qualified before Allen
Quynn Esquire one of the Justices of Ann Arundel County by taking
the several Oaths required by the Constitution and Form of Govern-
ment and the Laws of this State and by subscribing a Declaration
of his Belief in the Christian Religion, Certificate thereof produced
and filed. —

The Council adjourned "till Saturday the 10*^ April Instant.



/^pj-n 10 Saturday 10^'' April 1784

C.B.
"Jo. 24
p. 488



Liber C. B. t-i /- -i .

No. 24 J^ he Council met



Present. His Excellency William Paca Esq'' Governor

The Honble Gabriel Duvall, Samuel T. Wright & Charles Wallace
Esquires

Commission issued to James Piper appointed One of the Coroners
of Kent County in the room of John Bolton, deceased,

The Council adjourned 'till Tuesday Morning 11 °Clock next. —



Council of Maryland, 1783- 1784. 521

Tuesday 13*^ April 1784 April 13

Liber C. B.

The Council met No. 24

p. 488

Present the Honorable Gabriel Duvall, John Hoskins Stone and
Charles Wallace Esquires. —

Lieutenant John Trueman having by satisfactory proof made it p. 489
appear to this Board that he was maimed and disabled in the Action
before Camden on the 25 Day of April 1781, in such manner as to
render him incapable of any Active Employment, the Justices of the
Orphans Court of Ann Arundel County are directed to draw on the
Treasurer of the Western Shore for such Pay or Pension as is
directed by the Act for the Relief of disabled and maimed Officers,
Soldiers Marines and Seamen, passed October Session 1778. —

The Honorable Samuel Turbutt Wright Esquire attended

A Petition from Edward Morgan of Baltimore County was laid
before the Board, setting forth that he was recognized in the Sum
of Ten pounds Current Money for his Appearance at September
Criminal Court for Baltimore County; now last past to answer a
Presentment for an Assault on a Negro Woman ; that the said
Recognizance was respited to January Court when he appeared but
being unacquainted with the Proceedings of the Court, and thinking
it sufficient to appear during their Sitting without remaining there
until called upon, his Recognizance was forfeited, and Execution
issued thereon, and on the 25'^ Day of February last he was com-
mitted Jail for the Same; that he is a poor distressed man, having
a Wife and two Children, who depend entirely on his Labour for
Support and during his Confinement were maintained by their
Friends, and further that he is unable to Satisfy the Execution afore-
said ; and three of the Justices of Baltimore County Court having
certified that the Case of the said Edward Morgan was truly stated,
and recommended a Remission of the aforesaid Recognizance and
the Board taking the same into Consideration do order a Remission
of the Recognizance aforesaid for the reasons above stated and to
enable the Said Edward Morgan to Support and Maintain his Family
and to prevent him from becoming a Burthen to the Community —

(Signed) Sam T Wright

G Duvall C Wallace-

John H Stone

The Council adjourned 'till Tuesday the 20* of April Instant



Tuesday 20*'' April 1784 April 20

Liber C. B.

The Honble Charles Wallace Esquire appeared No. 24

p. 489



522 Journal and Correspondence.

April 26 Monday 26*'' April 1784

No. 24 The Council met
p. 489

Present the Honorable Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone, John David-
son and Charles Wallace Esquires. —

Commission issued to Nathaniel Wilson appointed one of the
Coroners of Calvert County —

A petition from Elisha Hopkins of Ann Arundel County was laid
before the Board, setting forth that in the Month of March 1781
he was ordered to do duty as a Militia man on Guard at Thomas's
p. 490 Point when his wife was so dangerously ill that it would have been
a most unfeeling act to have left her, and that in Consequence of his
disobeying the Order, he was fined the Sum of fifty pounds specie,
which he conceives to be grievious and oppressive; and the Board
taking the Petition and the Proceedings of the Court Martial into
Consideration, are of Opinion that the fine is excessive and do there-
fore remit forty five pounds specie of the same. —

G Duvall John Davidson

John H Stone C Wallace.

The Council adjourned 'till Monday 3^^ of May next.



April 28 Wednesday 28*'* April 1784

^'''^No'. 24 In Consequence of a Letter of this Day from the Honorable Jacob
p-490 Read Esquire Chairman of a Committee of the United States in
Congress assembled, signifying that Congress had Matter of Infor-
mation to communicate to the Executive, the Council convened.

Present The Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone, John David-
son & Charles Wallace Esquires

The Council adjourned 'till tomorrow morning 9 "Clock. —



April 29 Thursday 29'^ April 1784

^'^aS The Council met



^' '^^ Present the Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone, John David-
son & Charles Wallace Esq"

The Council adjourned 'till Saturday Morning 1 1 °Clock. —

April 29 [G. Duvall, Council, Annapolis, to Alexander C Hanson &

Liber No. 78 Rob' Goldsborough J^ Esq".]

It is the desire of the Board to confer with you on the Subject of
your Letter of Yesterday; they therefore request your Attendance
in the Council Room this forenoon, and as soon as convenient

We are &*^*



Council of Maryland, 1783- 1784. 523

[G. Duvall, Council, to M"" Henry Gassaway.] April 29

Liber No. 78
The Board request that you will attend at the Council room at p. 460

5 °Clock this Afternoon and bring with you the Warrant or Order

of the Committee of Congress under which you arrested M*" Henry

Carbury. — We are &.'^^

[G. Duvall, Council, to His Excellency, John Dickinson Esq'' Ibid.
President State Pennsylvania.]

We take the earliest opportunity of communicating to your Ex-
cellency that M*" Henry Carbury, a Citizen of this State, and late a
Captain in the Pennsylvania Line of the Continental Troops, has
been arrested and charged before two of the Judges of the General
Court, with having been a principal in a Dangerous Insurrection in
Philadelphia in June last, and having beset the Stadt House with an
Armed Force, and for which he is now in the Custody of the Law
of this State, the Judges before whom he was charged having recog-
nized him for his Appearance before the General Court for the
Western Shore of the State on the Second Tuesday in May next

We are &'=^

Saturday i^ May 1784 May i

The Council met Liber C. B.

No. 24

Present p- 490

The Honble Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone Sam' T. Wright —
John Davidson and Charles Wallace Esquires. —

The Council adjourned 'till Monday 10*'' May Instant

Monday 10''' May 1784 May 10

The Council met according to adjournment No. 24

p. 490
Present His Excellency William Paca Esq"" Governor

The Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, Sam' T Wright & John Davidson
Esq™

Daniel Jenifer Esquire appointed Assistant Intendant produced a
Certificate of his Qualification to the Board which was filed. —

M'' James Ringgold exhibits to the Board a Bond from James p. 491
Chalmers, late of Kent County to William Ringgold dated ig"" Janu-
ary 1774 Conditioned for the Payment of One hundred and seventy
nine pounds, seventeen shillings and five pence Current Money
amounting with Interest to the 15**^ of Decern'' 1783, to Two hundred
and Eighty six pounds, eighteen shillings and nine pence Current
Money passed by the Auditor and approved by the Board.

Docf Charles Frederick Wiesenthal exhibits an Account against
Robert Alexander for One hundred and sixty four pounds, thirteen



524 Journal and Correspondence.

May 10 shillings and also an Account against Daniel Dulany Junior son of
Liber C.B. Walter for Twenty nine pounds, fourteen shillings examined and
p. 491 passed by the Auditor General ; and are approved by this Board. —

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to James O'Hara
a Blind Soldier five pounds Current Money allowed him by the
Board in Virtue of a Resolve of the General Assembly passed July
1779.—

The Council adjourned 'till tomorrow morning 10 °Clock.



May II Tuesday 11*^ May 1784

Liber C. B. „ .,

No. 24 ihe Council met

p. 491 Present

His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor
The Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, John Davidson, and Samuel Turbutt
Wright Esquires.

The Council adjourned 'till Thursday next



May 13 Thursday 13* May 1784

Liber C. B. f-p, r^ •^ j.

No. 24 ^ "^ Council met

P- 491 Present

His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor
The Honorable John H Stone — Samuel T. Wright — John David-
son and Charles Wallace Esquires

David M'^Meachen Esquire exhibits to the Board a Judgment ob-
tained on an Account by George Irvin against James Christie for
Twenty Seven pounds, nine shillings and three pence three farthings
Current Money — two Judgments obtained by William Jones against
the Estate of John Lynch for one hundred and forty nine pounds,
eighteen shillings and nine pence three farthings Current Money
passed by the Auditor General the 13"^ of November 1783: And
also a Bond from Docf Henry Stevenson to Thomas Jarrold dated
the 12'^ of May 1771 in the Sum of Twenty eight pounds Sterling
amounting with Interest to the 12^^ of this Instant to Eighty three
pounds, one shilling and four pence Current Money passed by the
Auditor General and are approved by this Board. —

A Petition from Matthew Whiting at Sharpsburgh in Washing-
p. 492 ton County, was presented to the Board, setting forth that in Decem-
ber 1779 he removed from the State of Virginia to this State, where
he carried on the Distilling Business, and soon after was informed
of an Act of the General Assembly prohibiting the Distilling of
Grain into Spirit — in order to avoid the Penalties of the Law, he
applied to one of the Justices of the Peace for the said County, who



Council of Maryland, 1783-1784. 525

gave it as his Opinion, that he might safely proceed in his Business, May 13
as no Such Law existed to his knowledge — but Contrary to his ex- ^^^24
pectation he was presented and fined by the said Court to the full p. 492
extent and rigour of the Law — that he has for several Years past
been very unlucky by the Death of his Slaves, and loss of his Cattle
&" and has a large and helpless Family to Support, whose ruin must
be enevitable if he should be compelled to pay the said fine, which
said Allegations as set forth in the Said Petition are certified by
three of the Justices of the said County Court to be true Whereupon
the Board taking the Same into Consideration, do order and direct
a Remission of the fine aforesaid. —

John Davidson W™ Paca John H Stone

Cha Wallace. Sam' T. Wright

The Honorable Gabriel Duvall Esquire attended. —

William M'^Laughlin Esq*" exhibits an Account of Andrew
Buchanan Esq*" against Daniel Dulany Junior, son of Walter, for
forty six pounds, seventeen shillings and ten pence — examined and
passed by the Aud*" General the 17^*^ October 1782 and approved by
this Board. —

Gabriel Duvall Esq*" exhibits to this Board the Bond of James
Chalmers to Sylvanus Prothero dated 6* of August 1775 for the
Sum of Thirty pounds, Balance the 6 Instant Twenty three pounds,
six shillings and six pence — the Bond of James Chalmers to Hugh
Lennox for Seventy eight pounds, thirteen shillings and six pence
half penny Balance thereon including Interest to the 6 Instant Seventy
pounds, five shillings and five pence half penny and also an x\ccount
of Robert Anderson against James Chalmers, bal^ thereon Four
pounds, eighteen shillings and eleven pence half penny passed by the
Auditor General and approved. —

Adjourned 'till to morrow 12 °Clock



Friday 14"^ May 1784 May 14

T^i r^ -1 . Liber C. B.

1 he Council met. IvJq 24

p. 492
Present His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor

The Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, John H Stone, Sam' T. Wright-
John Davidson and Charles Wallace Esquires.

M"" Francis Curtis exhibits a Judgment obtained by Patrick Hamil-
ton against Robert Christie for Nineteen pounds, thirteen shillings
and an half penny Current Money passed by the Aud"" General 14 In-
stant approved by the Board. —

A Certificate from M*" Thomas Brooke Hodgkin Clerk of the Gen- p. 493
eral Court of the western shore, was laid before the Board Purport-
ing that it appears by the Record of Proceedings of the said Court



526 Journal and Correspondence.

May 14 at October Term 1782 that John Moran and William Price of Bal-
No 24 t™or^ County were severally bound by Recognizance in the Sum of
p. 493 Twenty pounds Current Money each for the Appearance of the Said
John Moran at the said Court to give Evidence on behalf of the
State against Thomas Love, James Bosley, Zebulon Bosley, and
Charles Bosley, upon which Recognizance they were severally called
and made Default Whereupon it was adjudged by the Court that
the said Recognizance be forfeited and so it was entered accord-
ingly — together with a Representation from two of the Judges of
Said Court that it appeared to them from the Deposition of Joseph
Harrison that John Moran sailed from the Port of Baltimore in
June 1782 that he was the same Month made Prisoner by the Enemy
carried into New York and there detained until the Peace took place
and Recommendmg him and his Surety William Price as Objects of
Mercy and the Board taking the same into Considertaion do remit
the forfeitures of the said John Moran and William Price. —
Sam T Wright W" Paca

John Davidson G Duvall

Cha Wallace. Jn° H Stone

The Council adjourned 'till tomorrow 12 °Clock. —



May 15 Saturday i^^^ May 1784

Liber C. B. ^, ^ .,

No. 24 The Council met



P-493



Present as on Yesterday. —

Daniel Dulany Esq'' exhibits an Account against Lloyd Dulany
for Bills of Exchange amounting with Interest to the 8*'' of Novem-
ber 1783 to five hundred and seventy pounds, eight shillings and
nine pence half penny passed by the Aud"" and approved. —

Robert Carter Esquire exhibits an Account against Daniel Dulany
son of Daniel for One hundred and forty nine pounds, twelve shil-
lings Current Money passed by the Auditor General the 16*^ October
1783 and approved by this Board.

The Council adjourned 'till Monday Morning 1 1 °Clock



May 17 Monday 17"" May 1784

No. 24 The Council met

P- 493 Present

His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor
The Hon'ble Gabriel Duvall, Sam' T. Wright John Davidson &
Charles Wallace Esquires.



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