[To Charles County Committee.]
To the Committee of Observation for Charles County.
We received a Letter yesterday from Mr Mackall one of the
Committee of Observation for Calvert County advising us that
they had not been supplied with Powder and Lead from your
County agreable to an Order of the Council which was made
and transmitted you the 23rd of January. Delay upon such
Occasions may be attended with dangerous Consequences and
it will be impossible for us to direct the military Operations
with any Probability of Success unless our Requisitions are
complied with. Calvert is greatly oppressed and ought not
to be without a proper supply of Ammunition. You may be
assured it is our Wish to provide equally for the Defence of
every Part of the Province and that we will not reduce your
Stock below your Proportion. It appears by a Report of the
Committee appointed by the last Convention to enquire into
the State of the Arms and Ammunition that there were 1 205 1/2
lbs Powder in your County, and from them there have been
but 250 sent to St. Mary's, so that you have now 955 1/2
remaining. We desire you will therefore immediately dis-
patch the Barrels of Powder and Lead ordered to Calvert.
When a further Distribution is made we will supply you with
a full share.
24 March 1776