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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781-1784
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Council of Maryland, 1782-1783. 385


[W Paca in Council to Captns Murdock & Fickle.]

We are much pleased with the Zeal you manifest for the Service
of the State. We hope to have an Equipment compleat in two or
three Days, when we shall be happy to give each of you a Command
of some of the Troops which shall be allotted to for each Vessel.

March 18
Liber No. 78
p. 430

[Council to Mr Stephen Steward]

We are much obliged to you for your Information about the
Enemy's Privateers, which we shall attend to. We intend to send
down some Provisions for Captn Lynn's Men in a Day or two, when
we will endeavour to send enough for the Supply of the Sailors you
mean to employ in rigging the Vessel.

Ibid.

[W Paca in Council to Genl O. H. Williams]

We shall be obliged to you to send by Captn Delisle, who will de-
liver you this, one hundred Pound's Specie, and forward us by some
safe Opportunity, any Public Monies you may have in your Office.

Ibid.

Wednesday 19 March 1783
Present as on Yesterday.
Permission given to Thomas Farrell of Washington County and
also to Mrs Elizabeth Young and her Son John Laidler to go into
the City of New York by Dobbs's Ferry to Transact private business
and to return

The Intendant is requested to deliver to Jeremiah Sullivan lately
discharged from the 1st Regiment, one Blanket and one Shirt.

March 19
Liber C. B.
No. 34
p. 396

[Wm Paca in Council to His Excellency The Governor of
Rhode Island]

Upon being well informed that the Citizens of this State, not less
than 150 in Number, confined in a Prison Ship in New York, were
suffering every Kind of Distress that Nakedness, Want of Necessa-
ries, and Sickness could occasion; Duty and Humanity prompted us
to make an Effort for their Relief, and we determined, pursuant to
Powers vested in us by our Legislative, to send into New York such
Articles of Produce as the British Commanding Officer would ad-
mit, and contracted with Messrs Dorsey, Wheeler & Co. for the
Transportation of 2,500 Bushels of Corn and 250 Barrels of Flour,
in two or three small Vessels, and granted Passports accordingly,
after having obtained Information that Vessels with Produce for
the above Purpose would be received. One of those Vessels, a Bay
Sloop, commanded by Henry Geddis, sail'd the fourth Instant, and
we are told, was boarded near Egg Harbour on the 17th by a Schooner

March 19
Liber No. 78
p. 430

of six Guns, Oliver Reed, Masler belonging to New Port, Rhode

25

p. 431



 
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