selves authorized to exceed the Price ascertained by the late
Convention, which was 6d plb, therefore have to inform you
we cannot advise the Purchase of it at 8l pr lb
[W. Lux to Council.]
Gentlemen. The inclosed is a letter from Mr Massenbach
of thanks for your favours. The bearer Mr Robt Porteus comes
to solicit an appointment in his stead, he is a young man who
has lived some time in this town with Capt Ewing as a clerk,
in which department he has behaved very well. I believe he
does not profess any military knowledge, but if you think him
worthy of the station, I dare say he will exert himself: Mr
Hughes cast one 18 pounder on Monday & it was bored, he
expected to have 4 ready by last night and begs to have a
person sent up to prove them that if any fault he may remedy
it before he proceeds too far, he thinks these will answer your
expectation and turn out exceeding fine, and he can have them
down by tuesday or Wednesday next, pray order some person
up to prove them directly: Mr Bowly is not yet returned as
soon as he does, you will be waited on by,
Gentn Your most obedt Servt
Baltimore 22 March 1776. Willm Lux.
C. S. C.
Saturday 23d March 1776.
Council met. Present as yesterday.
Copies of Letter No 81 were sent to Doctrs Ephraim Howard
and Samuel Coale respectively.
Mr Nicholas Moore was appointed 2d Lieut, of Captain John
Fulford's Company of Matrosses in the Room of Mr Felix
Louis Baron Massenbach who resigned, and Mr William
Campbell 3d Lieutenant of said Company in the Room of Mr
Moore. Commissions issued to them accordingly.
Copy of Letter No 82 was sent to each Committee of Obser-
vation in the Province.
Upon Application of Robert Lee, a Person inlisted by a
Sergeant of Capt. Thomas's Company, Ordered That he be
discharged on returning his Inlistment & Subsist money.
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Western Shore pay to
Messrs Thomas Charles Williams & Co. twenty two Pounds
four Shillings and six pence for [lead] &c as per Account.
Ordered That the said Treasurer pay to Capt. Stone fifty
pounds on Account of his Company.
Ordered That the said Treasurer pay to Captain Fulford
two hundred Pounds on Account of his Company.
C. S. J.