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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781-1784
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Council of Maryland, 1781-1782. 23


That the said Treasurer pay to James Neale three hundred pounds
of the same Emission, of the money aforesaid to be delivered over to
John Smith Brooks Commissary of Prince Georges County on
Account
That Capt Philemon Warfield deliver to Mr Shaw, one barrel of
Cannon powder.
On the Petition of Henry Dorsey Gough of Baltimore Town in
th'e State of Maryland, setting forth that he is seized and possessed of
a Considerable real and personal Estate of not less than eight thou-
sand pounds Sterling in the Kingdom of Great Britain and praying
leave for himself and agent to go to New York and also for his Agent
to go to Great Britain to collect his Estate and remit it to America.
It is determined that the desired Permissions shall be granted; on the
Agent's being approved.
On the Application of Samuel Smith Merchant of Baltimore in
behalf of the owners of the Brig Cato for a Settlement of the Ac-
count between the State and the said Owners Ordered that a Copy
of the Agreement entered into with the said Smith together with all
the Papers relative to the Transaction, be referred to Messrs Thomas
Usher and George Salmon Merchants of Baltimore Town, and that
they be requested in behalf of the State to settle the Account of the
Owners of the Brig Cato against the State agreeably to the Said
Agreement and the Usage and Custom of Merchants :
Ensign Kerr of Captain Winchesters Company of Select Militia
of Frederick County was tried by a General Court Marshal begun
and held at Frederick Town December the 6th 1781 whereof Colo
Benjamin Johnson was president and Sentenced to be cashiered,
which is approved and Ordered to be carried into Execution

December 14
Liber C. B.
No. 24
p. 102

[Council to Colo Philip Thomas.]

We have received Major Bailey's Letter of the 8th Instant enclos-
ing the Proceedings of a General Court Martial held at Frederick
Town the 6th of Decr 1781, for the Trial of Ensign Karr of Capt.
Winchester's Company of Select Militia, the Sentence of which the
Governor approves and orders it to be carried into Execution. He
also mentions his great Difficulties in supplying Wood to the Prison-
ers, which he says has hitherto been done by Fatigue Parties from
his Guard, which cannot be the Case in future, as the Men refuse to
do the Duty. As we cannot possibly furnish Money for Wood Cut-
ters, and as the Expedient has been already practised in other Places,
we request that the Prisoners themselves may be made to cut their
own Wood; a Guard should be turned out with the Fatigue Parties
of the Prisoners, to prevent their escaping. We have this Day wrote
to the Superintendent of the Finances, for Cash to support the Pris-
oners; as our Request is reasonable we have Expectations of suc-
ceeding, in which Case, some of your Difficulties will be removed.

December 14
Liber No. 78
p. 310



 
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