C. S. C.
Your letter to the Convention of the 1st inst, informing them
of your not receiving any answer from this board & applying
to them has been laid by them before us, and we are much
surprized at the application as attention was, and would have
been paid to your letter, had Colo Hollingsworth, agreeable to
your expectation, come here.
As soon as a safe hand, with whom we could intrust the
money, made application from you, it has been immediately
sent; Mr Hartshorne brings you up £570; for the purchase
of arms Blankets, Paymt of subsist, money & Remr of
Bounty money, a sum judged sufficient, but if it should fall
short a further sum will be sent you on transmitting the accts
of the expenditure of the monies already sent.
Mr Hartshorn has an order for Cartouch Boxes, Havre-
sacks & Canteens at Baltimore, and what Tents may be ready
there, if more are wanting, & you can get them made with
you, the cash will be furnished on requisition, if you can buy
materials for them, they can be made at Baltimore.
Oct. 2d 1776
[Richardson to Council.
Honorable Gentlemen. On receiving a line from my Brother
informing me that he had procured arms and some Blanketts
for me in Philadelphia, I thought it adviseable to march with
all the dispatch I could; therefore have taken ten of the Mus-
ketts I put in the hands of Mr Elisha Winters with me, and
have left in custody of Mr Winters 51 more which will be
repaired soon and ready to deliver to your order.
I am with due regard, Gentlemen,
Your most obedt Servt
Chestertown 3 Octob 1776. Jo Richardson Junr
C. S. J.
Friday Octr 4th 1776.
Council met. Present as on yesterday.
Commission issued to Francis Holland appointed Captain
of a Company in Harford County
Ordered That W: Shore Treasurer pay to John Bullen
eight Pounds, eleven shillings & six Pence for Amt of Acct
Ordered That W. Shore Treasurer pay to John Bablen
forty Pounds for Necessaries for Hospital.
John Williams & Thomas Niambergh of Captn Longs Indept
Company permitted to go to Worcester County, for the
recovery of their health.
Ordered That Chs Wallace Esqr Paymaster advance one
month's Pay to John Williams & Thomas Niambergh of Captn
Long's Compy ending the 3rd instant.