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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, April 1, 1778 through October 26, 1779
Volume 21, Page 430   View pdf image (33K)
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430 Journal and Correspondence

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[Washington to Gov. Johnson.]

Head Qrs Middle Brook
May the 28: 1779
Sir
I have the pleasure to inform Your Excellency, that after a
variety of attempts, and much time and labour spent by
several Boards of Officers, the Arrangement of the Maryland
line has been at length fixed and Commissions have been
issued for the Officers agreably to it, by the Board of War,
except in the instances mentioned in the inclosed List. The
Gentlemen named in this, belong to the State, have served with
the Troops a considerable time and have been recommended
and arranged to the ranks against their respective names; but
as they have never received any appointments from the
State, I have thought it necessary to obtain your Excellency's
sanction to the measure, previous to my application to the
Board for Commissions for them. They are all reported to be
Gentlemen of merit and well intitled from every consideration
to these promotions. The two first and the last from a defici-
ency of Officers have long acted as Officers in the line, and
Mr Stoddart for near Two years as a Brigade Major to General
Smallwood. Indeed it would be a fortunate circumstance on
account of the great want of Officers occasioned by resigna-
tions & other causes, if there were several other Gentlemen
who could be recommended and receive appointments. I shall
be obliged by Your Answer, by the earliest opportunity.
I have the Honor to be with sentiments of very great respect
& esteem, your Excellency's most Obed' Servt
Go Washington
His Excelly Govr Johnson

C. B.

Saturday 29 May 1779

Present as on Yesterday
Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to John Wil-
mot Twenty two Pounds p Account passed by the Aud Genls
Depy
That the said Treasurer pay to James Freeland One hundred
and Thirty Five Pounds due him p Acct passed by the Depy
Aud.
That the said Treasurer pay Capt John Lynch of the 5
Maryland Reg. three thousand Dollars to be expended in the
Recruiting Service
That the said Treasurer pay to Capt John Bailey of the 3d
Regimt Four thousand Dollars to be expended in the Recruit-
ing Service



 
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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, April 1, 1778 through October 26, 1779
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