clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e

The searchable text below was computer generated and may contain typographical errors. Click “View pdf image” at the top of the page to see the original document to ensure accuracy.

  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search
search for:
clear space
white space
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

Volume 11, Page 352   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>
clear space clear space clear space white space

352 Journal and Correspondence

rity omitted or refused to execute the Trust committed to them

it ought to be made known to their constituents that the power
might be placed in more safe Hands. That the exertions of
the Letter Writer had already produced in part of the Council
of Virginia distrust and suspicion of you: That we had the
most convincing proofs upon all occasions of your integrity,
Vigilance and Activity in the common cause: And therefore
esteemed it our duty to insist that justice might be done, to
your injured characters. It was argued against the motion
that the letter was confidential, that it had raised no suspicions
in the congress of your zeal or integrity, because they had
reposed the highest confidence in you, immediately afterwards
by the recommendation sent by the return of the express.
And that the mischief which would be produced by communi-
cating the letters would be greater than any benefit which
could be expected from it And that the President was not
obliged to produce the letter for the Congress to take order
thereon, Altho it had been read in the House Upon the
question whether the President should be requested to lay the
letter before congress five colonies voted in the nege three in
the affirmd and one divided. We conceived this treatment to
you & our province to be cruel and ungerous to the last
degree, the obligation to secrecy expired yesterday and we
immediately determined to give you such a state of this Trans-
action as our memories supply us with; and Mr Johnson com-
mitted to writing what passed on the first day. We this
morning waited on Mr Hancock to demand the letter, but he
refused to see us, Thus the affair rests at present, & as we
cannot delay communicating it to you longer, We have ordered
an express immediately to set out for Annapolis and have not
the least doubt but you will take the proper steps to vindicate
your Honour against the foul Calumny of Mr Purviance who
has dared to detract from your Patriotism & spirit. We are
determined at all hazards to support you, and tho very sorry
for the occasion hope you have complied with the recom-
mendation of Congress, by securing Mr Eden and his papers.
If he has conducted himself fairly an Examination will do him
credit if otherwise we ought to know it and guard against his
unfriendly endeavours. We shall write you by the Post and
are Genl Yr most obt Serts Th. Johnson Junr

Phila T. Stone. R. Alexander.

Thursday 18 April 1776.

Original.

[Smallwood to Council.]

April 18th 1776.
Gentlemen. Captain Adams, yesterday Morning took



 

clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
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

Volume 11, Page 352   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>


This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  August 02, 2018
Maryland State Archives