of the Council of Safety, 1776. 179
Care of all Prisoners, are much Obstructed in that Business
by the Resolution before quoted not having been Complied
with, I am therefore to press you by all Means to prevail on
the several Comittees in your State to enable you immediately
to transmitt an accurate List of all Prisoners of War now in
your State to the Board that this matter which has heretofore
been in Confusion may be reduced to proper Order.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedt Hble Servt
Richard Peters Secy.
P. S. Please to send also a List of all Officers, their Ranks
and Dates of Commissions of any Continental Troops raised
in your State and the Time for which they were enlisted.
Honble Convention or Comittee of Safety Maryland.
Wednesday 7 August 1776
C. S. J.
Council met. Present the same Members as on yesterday
except Mr Rumsey.
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Western Shore pay to
Charles Wallace Esq. Paymaster half a Month's Pay, conti-
nental Currency, for Capt. John Allen Thomas's Company.
That the said Treasurer pay to Captain Thomas forty one
Pounds three Shillings and a penny, the Amount of his
That the said Treasurer pay to Major Thomas Price fifty
four Pounds four Shillings and six pence.
That the said Treasurer pay to Joseph Hobbs junr three
pounds ten Shillings for a Musquet.
That the said Treasurer pay to Henry Griffith fifty nine
Pounds ten Shillings for 14 Musquets.
That the said Treasurer pay to Col. Charles Greenbury
Griffith six hundred Pounds to answer contingent Expences in
marching his Battalion to Philadelphia.
Copy of Letter No 118 was sent to the Deputies of this
Province in Congress, Copy of No 119 to Lieut. Col. Henry
Hollingsworth, Copy of No 120 to Capt. John Brook, Copy
of No 121 to the Deputies in Congress, Copy of No 122 to
Capt. James Nicholson, Copy of No 123 to Messrs Saml and
Danl Hughes, Copy of No 124 to Capt. Edward Tiliard, Copy
of No 125 to George Scott Esqr, & Copy of No 126 to Mr
Nicols, Talbot County.
The Council appointed Henry Shryock Lieut. Colonel of
the Frederick Battalion of Militia for the flying Camp.
Ordered That Col. Charles Greenbury Griffith march his
Battalion in Detachments or Companies as they shall be