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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
Volume 12, Page 173   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1776. 173

[Hanson to Council.]

Sir. Frederick Town August 5th 1776.
The money sent to purchase arms & is nearly expended,
many receipts for guns and blankets are yet to come in. The
two German Companies and the Rifle Company are I believe
alltogether unprovided. It will be therefore necessary to send
us more cash and the present will be a good opportunity.
I am very respectfully Sir your Mo: obedt Servt
John Hanson Jr.


[J. Brooke to Council.]

[Hunting] Town Calvert County
Hon. Gentlemen. Agreable to your orders I marched such
of my men as were raised to Drum Point and there continued
until yesterday when Capt Beal's men returned. As there
was no conveniency for myself & Company to stay there any
longer thought it proper to move up the County, as far as
Hunting Town; (about twenty miles) at which place we are
now station'd and waiting for further orders.
I am Gentlemen Your Most obedient Servt
August 5th 1776. John Brooke Junr


[Ewing to Council.]

Baltimore 5th August 1776.
Honb" Sirs. I have this day delivered your order to the
Committee of observation for this County, for 84 guns, they
have returned me for answer, that they have not as many, bul
expect soon to let me have that quantity. I have sent off a
Gentleman to Frederick Town who is likewise to go to Shep-
herd's Town in Virginia, where I am in hopes he will be able
to procure a quantity of Guns and Riffles, if agreeable to you
I propose making one of my Compy a Riffle Company as a
Light Infantry Company to the Battalion. I shall be much
obliged to you for an order on the Committee here for a
Quantity of Blankets for my soldiers, which are to embark on
Thursday or Friday next. As there is a quantity of arms
arrived at Philadelphia since I had the pleasure of seeing you
and as they are indebted to you some arms, I shall be much
obliged to you, your giveing me an order on them for some
Guns, and allowing me to march some of my soldiers to Phila
delphia without guns. You know I am very desirous of
geting to station, therefore shall esteem it a particular favour
an indulgence. Upon enquiry Mr Hopkins has about 400
Hunting Shirts which I should be glad you would allow me to
take for the use of my Troops, and for which they shall pay


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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
Volume 12, Page 173   View pdf image (33K)
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