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way up the Bay their destination is not known but as they may
intend for your Town, we send off this express that you may
be on your guard and make all the preparations in your power
for your defence.
[March 5th 1776?]
[Talbot Committee to Council.]
Talbot County March 5th 1776. In Committee
Gentlemen: In answer to a letter from you, requesting our
Sentiments of a Place the most proper for the Independant
Company, appointed by the Convention to be stationed in this
County, we beg leave to propose, oxford, which in our opinion,
is the most convenient for that purpose :
We are with much Respect Gent Your mo. Obedt Servts
By order of the Committee Nicholas Thomas Chairman.
[Plater to Council.]
Sotterley March 5th 1776.
Gentlemen: In obedience to the order of the Congress
transmitted by you, I have collected what gold I could in Saint
Marys County, & now send it by Col. Fitzhugh, amounting
to two hundred twenty four pounds one shilling & three pence,
as noted below. You will be pleased to give him an order on
the treasurer for the paper money to that amount. I have the
Honour to be: Gentlemen
Your most obt huml Servt
One hundred & six Guineas 185.. 10
Twenty three half Guineas 20.. 2.. 6
Five half Johannes 15..
One two Pistole Piece 2.. 15..
One half Pistole 1 3.. 9