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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 524   View pdf image (33K)
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524 Journal and Correspondence

C. S. J.

Ordered That Permit be made out for Seth Paddock of the
colony of Massachusett's Bay to load his sloop May Flower
with provisions or other commodities, not prohibited to be
exported by congress; he giving security to this board, not to
land his Cargoe at any Port inimical to America, and to con-
form himself in all things, to the resolves of the Honorable
Continental Congress.
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Western shore pay to
James Taylor, fifteen pounds, thirteen shillings, and eleven
pence, for Gun Carriages.
Ordered That said Treasurer pay to Isaac Harris forty six
pounds, three shillings, in part of his Acct as Armourer.
Ordered That Colonel Smallwood be requested to send a
commissioned officer and six privates to guard the Powder
from Chester Town to the City of Annapolis.
Ordered That the Committee of Observation for Kent
County be requested to deliver to Mr Josh Middleton, all the
public Powder now lodged in Mr Sluby's warehouse at Chester
Town.
Ordered That Mr Joseph Middleton immediately prepare
his Boat, and go therewith to Chester Town, and receive from
the Committee of Observation of Kent County, all the public
powder now lodged there, and bring the same to Annapolis.
The following memorial was presented to the Convention,
by the Council of Safety.
" To the Honorable Matthew Tilghman Esqr President, and
the other members of the honorable Convention.
"The memorial of the Council of Safety Sheweth, that at
last December Session it was resolved, "that the sum of five
thousand nine hundred pounds be appropriated to fortify the
City of Annapolis, and place obstructions in the Channel of
the river and that the same should be laid out for the purposes
afsd by the Council of Safety thereafter to be appointed, if it
should appear practicable to them to erect such fortifications,
and lay such obstructions for that sum, exclusive of the Cost
of Cannon, powder, and the like, as would prevent men of war
approaching the said City.
" The Council of Safety have not raised any fortifications, in
consequence of said resolve, because it was not practicable in
their opinion to fortify the City, and place obstructions in
the channel of the river, for the sum to which they were
limited by the resolve, they conceived it could not be done
effectually without a much more considerable sum. the river
Severn between the two points, at the mouth thereof, is near
fifteen hundred yards over, the channel upwards of eight hun-
dred yards, in some places the water twenty feet deep and
more, as will appear by a Chart thereof, to which your memo-



 
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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

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