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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 55   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Maryland. 55

[William Whiteley, Caroline County to His Excellency
Thomas Sim Lee]

Your Excellency & Honours I have taken this opertunity to
inform you that I could not prevail on our Militia to March when
they were ordered and we have made a poor hand at Recruiting as
we have got but three as yet. I have begun to colect the fifteen and
five pounds on the Hundread, but there is many of our People Com-
plains that they should be obliged to pay Money when they have
Certificates for Money due them from the State, therefore I should
be glad to know of you weather I must take Certificates in discharge
of the aforesaid tax or not. as there is not the least likelyhood of
getting the Recriutes and the Money will of Course go in the

August 19

[Nath'l Potter to Gov. Lee]

Sir Since I Recd yours by Mr Robertson I wrote you the bad
success I have had in my purchase and I am still Sorry to tell you
that I have only Recd 14th Bacon and about twenty Bus of Wheat
and do not Expect any on trust as the people here seem determined
not to dispose of any Article of Supply without the Cash paid on
the delivery Several who ingagd pork, bacon &c will not deliver Till
the Cash is paid, and some I bcleve will not take Continental money
at any Price Can be offered. Every person who have any Cash is
buying wheat to Speculate upon very Considerable Quantitys is
Carrying out of the State by the petty Shop Keeper from the dala-
ware State, and I dayly have the mortify cation to see Wheat, bacon
&c sending from my own door to baltimore and other places to
dispose of, so that I think nothing Can be done without I Can have
Cash to pay for Every thing I purchase for the publick some few
have Keept their wheat till I shall be furnished but their necessity
makes them very impatient many others are suffering much for their
money clue on last years purchase of wheat, if you are in blast and
Can furnish any money should be Glad you would send itt by the
first Good Opertunity you possibly can. and will immediately lay itt
out in Wheat &c and Convey immediately To your order. I shall
be Glad to here from you by Every oppertunity.

August 19

[Benjamin Murdoch, Fredericktown, to Gov. Lee]

[Accepts commission and will " march troops from Washington
County, with all convenient speed "]

August 20

[Jeremiah Jordan, Saint Marys County, to Gov. Lee]

Sir Agreeable to the Supplementary Act to the Act entitled an
" Act for the immediate Supply Flour & other Provisions for the
Army " I have sent to the head of Elk 900 Bushels of Corn & should
have sent the remainder procured by me, but the mouth of our River

August 20

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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 55   View pdf image (33K)
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