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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1779-1780
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216 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C B
No. 23
July 10
p. 170

Monday 10th July 1780
Present as on Saturday.
Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to Joseph Ash-
mead one hundred and twenty three Pounds seven shillings & six
Pence for the use 'of U Elijah Evans per Account passed bv the
Depy Aud.
That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Negro Perry Cooper
belongg to this State Oznabrigs sufP for 2 Shirts & 2 pr Trousers.
That John Shaw Armourer receive of Colo Uriah Forrest the
following Arms & Accoutrements viz. 451 Muskets 451 Bayonets,
441 Cartouch Boxes & 413 Bayonet Belts directed by the Board of
War to be delivered by him for the use of this State.

Liber C C

No. 22
p. 137

[Council to Committee of Cooperation]

Gent" In Consequence of the Resolutions of Congress, Letters
from his Excellency Genl Washington, and the Committee of Co-
operations, relative to Men, Money and the Supplies of Provisions,
Horses and Waggons allotted to be furnished by this State, the
General Assembly impressed with an adequate Idea of the wants of
the army and the indispensable Necessity of providing in the most
ample Manner for their Relief, feeling the Difficulties that surround
and embarrass our worthy Commander in Chief, and impelled by
that patriotic Zeal which has actuated their Conduct upon every
trying Emergency, and anxiously Solicitous to free our illustrious
General from his distressing and cruel Situation and to enable him
to concert and execute such a Plan of Operations as his Wisdom
may suggest, have passed the following Laws, " An Act to procure
Recruits &ca A Supplement to the Act to procure Recruits &ca " An
Act to expedite the raising an additional Battalion of Regulars "
" An Act to procure a Supply of Salt Meat for the Use of the Army "
An Act to procure an extra Supply of Provisions of the Bread Kind,
also Waggons & Horses &ca Copies of which we have the Honor to
transmit, We have appointed Persons in the several Counties to carry
these Laws into full Execution, and have directed them to inform
the People, that the extraordinary Power vested in us by the Law
(that of Seizure) will be exercised, unless they readily furnish those
Articles, so necessary for the army. It is not in our Power precisely
to determine and explicitly advise you what will be the Result of our
Endeavours under those Acts, but we can with Confidence assure you
that if the Abilities of our People and our utmost Exertions are
competent to the Purposes intended to be effected by them, every
Thing required will be supplied as expeditiously as possible, If we
should fail of completing the Extraordinary Regiment within the
Time limited, the Militia are to be ordered out to make up the Defi-
ciency in the Manner directed by the Act, and then we shall have it

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