C. S. C.
fully the cargo put on board, some Tobo, bread, & flour are
the chief articles, you will do the best you can for us and send
by first good opportunity folls articles vizt Guns with Bayo-
nets, coarse Woollens, coarse Linens, Gunflints, Lead, Powder
& Salt Petre. We have heretofore wrote you by Captn Handy
a duplicate whereof is now inclosed, when the Fall & Winter
comes on, we shall do better we hope. Dunmore's fleet is
gone off from the mouth of Potowmack very sickly and in
great distress — perhaps our bay will be clearer of ships of war
than it has been, if so we shall remit you fully — in the mean
time draw on us if you are in want of Cash, payable either in
Maryland or Pennsylvania, and we shall pay due honour to
Captn Conway is safe arrived in great Wiccomico in Virga ;
we shall get his cargo up soon, and dispatch him as quick as
5th Augt, 1776
[Council to Tootell.]
Captn Jas Tootell
Sir. The guard at the magazine complain of not having a
sufficient quantity of Provision delivered there for three meals
p day — we think it is necessary they should have it, & that
it may be furnished for to/ p week, & therefore desire it may
5th Augt 1776
C. S. C.
[Wiesenthal to Council.]
Baltimore Town Aug 5th 1776.
I take the liberty to inform you of my return from the
Camp, where I went according to my promise to you, in order
to see the Regiment properly taken care of. Doctor Shippen
is appointed Surgeon General to the Flying Camp with whom
I had a conference and received a letter from him to Genl
Marion as Commander in Chief of the Flying Camp in order
to concert measures for the forming proper hospitals which
was done. I left our Maryland Troops in a good condition at
Elizabeth Town and shall take opportunity of giving a fuller
account when I arrive at Annapolis.
I have the honour to be Gentlemen
Your mo; obedt Hble Servt
To the Honourable C. Wiesenthal
Council of Safety of Maryland.