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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
Volume 12, Page 331   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1776. 331


You may go as high as 20/ for good new blankets & 3/6
for Country Linen fit for Tents, of which one will be allowed
for every six men. 21 1/2 yds will make a Tent, if the Linen is
yard wide, & Johnson at Baltimore Town will make them in a
few days, after sending Linen.
You will hereby receive an order in favr of Captn Harriss
for as many Cartouch Boxes, Belts, Camp Kettles, Canteens,
or wooden Bottles, Havresacks & Knapsacks, as he will want
for his Company & when they are ready to march, in sending
a line, acquainting this board of their readiness, they will
receive inarching orders.
It has not been in our Power to purchase Linen & Blankets
& we are in hopes you can, or we would not have given you
this trouble, expedition must be made use of, or Captn Harriss
will not get up in Time if Mr Kean will take a reasonable Price
p Day, his Waggon may carry the Baggage to Christeen;
when the Troops arrive at Phila The Congress are to take care
of them. When you have expended the money, please to
render an Acct thereof to [us.]
Octr 11th 1776.

C.S.C.

[Council to W. Johnson.]

Sir. Captain Holland and Captain Harriss of Harford
County have orders to apply to you to make up tents for
their Companies wh you will be paid for by us.
You will be pleased to take receipts therefor when you
make a delivery thereof, and furnish this Board therewith.
Mr Wm Johnson. We are &c
Oct.10th 1776

No. 206.

[Council to A. Garrett.]
Sir.
By Mr Benedict E. Hall you will receive one hundred
Pounds to be laid out in the purchase of arms, blankets and
linen for tents for the use of Captain Holland's Company.
He brings up likewise an order for as many of the arms and
blankets now at Harford (saving 40 of the latter ordered
down to the hospital here) as that Company will want, the
residue are destined for Captain Harriss if he should want
them. You may go as high as 20/ for good new blankets
and 3/6 for Country Linen fit for Tents & they can be made
up in Baltimore Town in a few days. 21 1/2 yds will make a
tent and one for six men will be allowed. Mr Hall likewise
brings up an order for as many cartouch boxes, belts, Camp
kettles gunslings, canteens or wooden bottles havresacks and
knapsacks as will be wanted for that company and when they

No. 207.



 
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