clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e
  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search search for:
clear space
white space
Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 244   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>
clear space clear space clear space white space


244 Journal and Correspondence

C. B.

Commissions issued to Wm Hemsley appd Colo
Arthur Emory Lt Colo
Jas O'Bryan 1 Major

James Barnes 2d Do
Jas Chatham Qr Mr
of the twentieth Battalion in Queen Anne's County.

Henry Stevenson appointed Sheriff upon the Resignation
of Wm Aisquith of Balto County, and Commission issued.
James Belt appointed Captain of the Galley Johnson, and
Commission issued.
John Gordon appointed first Lieutenant of the Row Galley
Johnson and Commission issued.
Ordered That the Western Shore Treasurer pay to Captn
Jas Bell three hundred Pounds, on Acct
That the said Treasurer pay to Hezekiah Ford, Serjeant in
Captn Veazey's Company four Pounds, twelve shillings and
eight Pence, for his Cloathing last Campaign.

C. C.
48

[Council to J. Nicholson.]

In Council Annapolis 8th May 1777.
Sir
We received your Letter of the fifth Instant by the Post,
directed to the Governor. We feel no Inclination to impose
Terms of Concession inconsistent with the Honor of a Gentle-
man or Officer. Your Letter of the 25th of April conveyed an
Affront to the Governor and Council; Your explicit Disappro-
bation of your Conduct in Writing that Letter, is but a neces-
sary Attonement and will, as to us, be satisfactory, the Terms
are left to yourself. The more Attention the Affair of
impressing Men without the previous Allowance of the Legis-
lature of this State, is viewed with, the stronger will it be seen
to be our Duty to prevent it, and if any on Board the Frigate
have, through Force or Fear, been induced to sign the Articles
or receive the Bounty, we insist such be discharged for Free-
dom of Will is essential to the Validity of every Inlistment.
The Apprehension that the other Officers would decline the
Service, if you should not go in the Ship, has no Influence on
us. We should be sorry to see such a Spirit take Place in
any Body of Officers, and should assuredly rather meet than
give Way to such a Humour. We are Sir &ca
Capt James Nicholson.

C. B.

May 9th 1777.

Ordered, That the Western Shore Treasurer pay to Chs
Wallace Esqr Paymr two thousand Pounds, on Acct



 
clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 244   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  October 31, 2014
Maryland State Archives