[Maryland Deputies to Council.]
Gentlemen. On the arrival of Capt Tibbet we engaged a
Boat, on Board of which shipped the Powder and arms,
together with one Ton of Powder advanced by Congress &
1875 lbs. returned by Congress for the Quantity borrowed by
Col. Harrison, this Boat went to Christiana Bridge, from
whence the powder was sent to Balt in waggons, of this trans-
action, we advised you by the Return of the Express, that
brought the Intelligence of the Otter & her Tenders arrival in
Patapsco. The qty of Powder that was private Property in
Tibbet, was very small, part of it was owned by a Gent, in
Accomack County in Virginia, the Residue about 6 or 8 qr
Casks, Mr Bowley informs us, is the property of a Gentn in
Balt, to whom it was sent. Powder is an article that cannot
be purchased in this City. Mr Johnson had a Sum of Money
lodged in his Hands by Col Hollingsworth of Cecil County to
purchase a small qty of powder for that County, the Money
being raised by Subscription for that Purpose: this he could
not accomplish and at the pressing Instance of that City, we
procured from Congress 5 Barrels which is sent down. — the
Demand from the Eastward being very great, and our Maga-
zine almost empty, prevents our making any further Appli-
Phila We are with respect Gent yr Hble Servts
20 March 1776 R. Alexander for self & Colleagues.
Tuesday 21 March 1776.
Council met. Present as yesterday.
Copy of Letter No 73 was sent to the Committee of Obser-
vation for Queen Ann's County.
A Letter was received from the Committee of Observation
for Dorchester County and answered (Vid No 74.)
Ordered That the Committee of Observation for Caroline
County be requested to send to the Committee of Talbot
County for a Barrel of Gunpowder lodged with them for the
use of Caroline County, and that a commissioned Officer of
the Militia guard the same, and the Treasurer of the Eastern
Shore pay the Expence thereof...
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Eastern Shore pay to
Lieut. William Harrison five hundred Pounds Currency on
Account of Captain Veazey's Company.
C. S. J.