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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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234 Journal and Correspondence

C. S. C.

Battalion to hasten down along the Bay-Side toward the Mouth
of Patuxent & to shew themselves ready to oppose any
Attempts of Landing, and if they should land without a Flag
to fight it out to the last with them. The ^1000 you mention
shall be sent by the first Opportunity. We have a great Deal
to say to you and shall be glad to see you to Morrow or next
Day. We are all worn to the Stumps.
10th March 1776

[Frederick Committee to Council.]

Fred. Town March 10th 1776.
Gentlemen. Agreeable to order we have sent by the bearer
Lawrence Prengle all the musquets we have, that is in order
being eighty four and also fifteen hundred gun flints: Mr
Prengle will lay before you an account for waggonage what
we have will be paid.
I am Gentlemen in behalf of the Committee
Your most hble Servt
John Hanson jr chairman

[Barrister Carroll to Council.]

Gentn Yours of last night gave me no small satisfaction
but we have since receiving it heard that a large ship & some
small vessels are discovered from North Point working up the
Bay, whatever they may turn out to be we shall here propose
to receive them as there are a great number of men in town
Colo Dorsey has been directed to march back his Battalion to
Elk river but will keep them together at Elk Ridge landing
till he hears from you by express whether they are wanted at
Annapolis. Pray dispatch your orders to him directly. I
understand from you that you are at Annapolis sufficiently pre-
pared to oppose the landing of any men from the Otter or her
tenders. The Commee of Balt County had likewise before
receiving your letter directed their light infantry company to
march to your assistance it is now countermanded but they
will most readily send you on notice any assistance in their
power as no orders have been sent to Capt Stricker to come
to this town, I suppose he will continue his march to Anna-
polis. I am sorry to acquaint you that there is some proba-
bility that the powder and arms we expected from Philada are
seized by one of the tenders. In the great hurry and confu-
sion in order to furnish some of the militia many of the cart-
ridge boxes were delivered out to them wh perhaps may not
be got again, we must not mind these small losses, it is the



 
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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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