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Journal of the Maryland Convention July 26 to August 14, 1775
Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, August 29, 1775 to July 6, 1776

Volume 11, Page 102   View pdf image (33K)
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102 Journal and Correspondence

Original.

[E. Gaither to Council.]

Gentn Elk Ridge 21 Jany. 1776
Whereas the Hon. the Convention has thought Proper to
appoint me a field Officer to the Elk Ridge Batalion, I there-
fore apprehend the Nomination of the Capt, is with the Hon.
the Council of Safety; I am requested by my Company to beg
leave to recommend Mr. Elisha Riggs, their Capt, if it should
be thought Necessary to appoint one; — he is the first Lief of
the Company. I can assure you Gentl he is much the Properest
Person in my Opinion, and from the begining of our unhappy
disputes discovered a disposition which does Honour to him
as an American. They also beg leave to recommend Mr John
Marriott, their first Lieut, Mr. Joseph Walker Junr their Second
Lief, and Mr. Aquilla [Ra]ndall Junr their Ensign — these
Gentl. are officers Company.
I am, Gentl. yr mo obd Hble. Servt
Edwd Gaither Junr

Original.

[Stricker to Council.]

Frederick Town 21 Jany 1776.
Gentlemen. I am informed that my Company of light
Infantry are to armd with Rifles shall therefore esteem your
giving directions to some person to contract for the same they
being to be had here, the Gunsmiths have offered to furnish
the Company with the same in a few weeks, nothing retards
me now but the want of arms and recruiting cash I have
recruited 21 select men in two days and make no doubt of
compleating my Company in ten more, please to send by the
Bearer Mr Benjn Ford or any one of my Lieutenants the
recruiting cash, imagine shall want about £250.
I am with respect Gentn your most obt Hl Sert
George Stricker

N. B. If a person is directed to contract for rifles it will
be necessary also to contract for Bullet pouches and powder
horns.

Sir. None of the Council of Safety being in Town & under-
standing this Ltr. came from Capt. Stricker requesg a sum of
money by Mr. B. Foard for enlisting his Men, have taken the
Liberty to open it & must request you to give Mr Benjamin
Foard an Order on the Treasurer for one Hundred & Twenty
pounds for this Purpose. I am Sir, yr Hbl. Sert
24 Jany 1776 W. Smallwood
To Mr. Gabriel Duval, Clerk of the Council of Safety



 
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Journal of the Maryland Convention July 26 to August 14, 1775
Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, August 29, 1775 to July 6, 1776

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