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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1757-1761
Volume 9, Page 233   View pdf image (33K)
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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe. 233

two Provinces vizl Colo Benja Tasker, Benl Calvert Esqr Colo
Robl lenkins Henry Mr Bordley the Attorney Genl the Revd
Mr Alexr Malcolm & Mr Iohn Leeds. Did I think that either
Philip Thomas Esqr or Colo Wm Goldsborough would be able
to attend I should mention them but as neither of those Gentn
have lately enjoyed the best Share of Health I am afraid they
would not be able to undergo the Fatigue, however if there
was to be a Blank left in the Commission & a Power given
me to do so I could insert their Names here in case they should
be perfectly recovered before the Agreement is carryed into
Execution. As there is not one Gentleman in the Council
that has devoted much of his time to the Study of the Math-
ematicks I thought proper to mention Mr Malcolm & Mr
Leeds who are supposed to be a little acquainted with those
matters but at the same time I doubt not but there are much
greater Proficients to be found at Philaa where this Science is
pretty much studied. The Copy of the Minutes (of the Pro-
ceedings of the Commissioners that were appointed to run the
Line from Fenwix's Island) that you sent me has been shewn
to Mr Ross who was one of them, he says he believes it is a
true Copy of the Original Minutes but as neither he nor any
other of the Maryland Commissioners kept one he cannot
swear that this is an exact Copy. I am astonished that
neither those Minutes nor the Affidavits that are said to have
beentaken by the Commissioners with regard to Vessels having
Letter Bk. I.
sailed between Taylors Island & the Main Land were entered
in the Council Records the Reason that Mr Tasker Mr Calvert
& Mr Ross give for their not being recorded is that every
Thing was left to Mr lennings who sent home both originals &
Duplicates & they say the original Papers are most certainly
lodged in the Chancery Office. As there will be a very con-
siderable Expence occasioned by running those Lines when-
ever His Ldp & the Proprietaries of Pensilvania shall issue a
Commission for that purpose it will be necessary that His
Ldp give an Instruction to the Agent to pay such Sums as the
Commissioners may with the Governor's Approbation draw
for to defray the Expence of the Commissioners & other
incidental Charges. I find by the Conclusion of Your Letter
that His Ldp is much dissatisfied with Colo Lloyds Remiss-
ness & Neglect & is thorouly convinced that his Interest
suffers greatly because Colo Lloyds own extensive Business
engrosses too much of his time & Attention. You likewise
say that His Ldp being determined to put the management of
his Affairs into other hands requires me to consider of this
Matter & to mention some Persons that may with real security
be appointed to succeed him. If His Ldp will have an Agent
appointed on each Side the Bay Philip Thomas Esq & Colo
p. 365

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