you before, in short I did not receive the Generals letter until
last Thursday, near three months ago I employed an Adju-
tant for the Battalion, who is greatly in want of money; should
you think proper to send any for the purpose of paying him,
it may be done by the Bearer Mr Edward Gale whose receipt
shall be good, Capt Edward Burgess has requested me to men-
tion his name as willing to receive a commission for the Flying
Camp: In my opinion, I think him a proper person & that it
would be in his power to raise a good company, in and near
the place where he lives. I have to assure your honours, that
it will give me pleasure to further the recruiting service for
the Camp about to be established; & should it so happen
that my name is remembered in convention, or Council of
Safety, they may depend on my services in the station I may
be appointed: With great esteem & respect, I am, May it
please your Honours,
Yr obedient Servant, John Murdock
[W. Buchanan to Council.]
Annapolis 26th June 1776.
Gentln Presuming that the appointment of a victualer for
the troops of this Province for the Flying Camp will be refered
to you I take the liberty of offering my services in that
departmt and least it may be done in Convention, I have
entered on their list for that purpose where no doubt Id wish
to have your Interest Individually :
I am Gentn Yr mo obedt
hble Servt Wm Buchanan
Thursday 27th June 1776.
Council met. Present the same members as on yesterday.
Commissions issued to
Jacob Winchester appd 1 Lt
Peter Cockey 2d Lt
James Errickson Ensign of
a Company of Militia in Queen Ann's County.
Copy of Letter No 47 was sent to Wm Selby near Pitts-
Landing, in Accomack County, in Virginia.
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Western Shore pay to
Colo Josh Sim, for the use of John Addison, sixteen Pounds,
seventeen shillings and two Pence, for guarding No Carolina
Ordered that Western shore Treasurer pay to John Dean
£6.. 5. Cy. for 12lb cask Powder supply'd the Militia on Otter
C. S. J.