only thought so, but was so. Mr Carroll said that the Council
had given no such orders. Both Lieutt Nicholson & myself
assured him that we had orders; And on being asked to
shew them, we did so & promised to have copies of them.
About two oClock we went on board & returned to Baltimore
N. B. The paragraph's marked ( ) I recollected since I,
Saml Smith, wrote the narrative delivered to the Honl Council.
I wrote it in a great hurry or I might then have remembered
many other circumstances relative to this affair :
Saturday 27th April 1776.
Council met. Present as on yesterday.
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Western Shore pay to
Mr Peter Littig sixty five Pounds on Account of his Contract
with Mr Alexander for Musquets.
Ordered That the said Treasurer pay to the Clerk twenty
Pounds to pay Expresses and for other Purposes, and that an
Account be rendered of the Expenditure thereof.
Ordered That the said Treasurer pay to Colonel William
Smallwood twelve Pounds Currency for so much money by
him advanced to defray Captain Adams's Expences in guard-
ing Alexander Ross to Philadelphia
Ordered That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut Colonel
Francis Ware nineteen Pounds and four Pence being the
Amount of his Account for Subsistence till 14th March.
Mr Carroll has Leave of Absence till Thursday next.
Resolved That Messrs Thomas Hyde and William Wilkins
be appointed Supervisors of the Bills of Credit to be printed
and struck by virtue of a Resolve of the late Convention.
Copy of Letter No 133 was sent by Express to John Rogers
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Eastern Shore pay to
Captain Richard Graves nineteen Pounds fifteen Shillings and
six Pence to discharge the Pay of his Company when on Duty
the 8th of March last.
Adjourned till Monday morning, 10 O'Clock.