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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
Volume 12, Page 125   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1776. 125

qualified to take the command. Capt. George Cooke has
served on board the English Navy for seven years and has
been in several engagements, and I think well qualified for
the Business. I have had an opportunity of finding him to be
a man of Undaunted Courage since I have been in these
parts. As Colo Plater is well acquainted with Capt George
Cooke and I suppose some others of the Council, I shall say
no more about him, further than I thought it my duty to pre-
vent his passing unnoticed if in my power.

I remain, Gent. Your Hble Servt
Richd Barnes.

[Bracco to Tilghman.]


Port Tobacco J 26th 1776.
Dr Sir. I have sent the Bearer Sergeant Smith express to
inform you that the small pox has broke out among the men
under my command here and hope that you will be kind
enough by his return to let me have instructions in what
manner I am to act whether emediately to inocculate the
remainder of the men or remove them out of the way. I think
the latter would be of no effect as the man who communicated
the infection was a day and night in company with all the
Soldiers here; some combed his hair and others slept with
him. He was a man that called himself a deserter from Lord
Dunmore and produced a pass from the committee of Essex
County in Virginia. I have spoke to Dr Browne who had the
care of the fellow and he says he thinks he was inocculated.
I am Dr Sir with the greatest gratitude Your most obedc
Hble Servt B. Bracco.

N. B. We have but four men that have had the small pox.

[Hawkins to Jenifer.]

Chas County July the 26th 1776.
Dr Sir: On the 18th Inst. I received orders from Brigadr
Genl Dent to select from the interior parts of my Battalion
three comps of militia to be composed of men out of different
companies and dispatch them to St George's River to relieve
the Militia collected there at that time. Agreeable to order I
set out immediately & had two of the Comps raised the next
day commanded by Capt. Parnham & Capt Jno. Hanson, the
other was not raised till 20th and was commanded by Capt
McPherson. Parnham's Company which was foremost got
down to St George's or within a small distance of it before
great part of the fleet sailed up Patowmack, & has been



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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
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