We are Honble Sir with great respect and Esteem
Your most obedient humble Servants.
Jas Lloyd Chamberlaine
The Honorable Thos. Contee
Mathew Tilghman Esq. Benjamin Rumsey
President of the Convention John Hanson jr.
[J. Pelletier to Council.
Baltimore Nov. 17th 1776.
As I have been oblig'd to take four Hhds. of Tobacco for
the Sale of my Druggs, you'd infinitely oblige me to let me
put it on board of Capt. Jno Martin of the Brig Friendship, as
I cannot get payment in any other way, if you Gentlemen,
shou'd not approve of my putting it on board the said Brig, it
will be of great loss to me. Should there be any thing that
I can be of service to you in, shall do it with great Pleasure.
I am Gentlemen,
Your obedt Hble. Servt
[J. Martin to Council.
Baltimore Nov. 17 1776.
This my 2d opportunity of informing you of my situation
I am much Distressed for Sailors the Merchants in this place
gives from 12 to 15£ pr month and if I Dont give as much I
can git No Sailors. I am told Capt Stone is Going to take
the Brig it is a thing that I am unacquainted with and would
be glad of an answer to this letter.
The Brig wants a anchor 700wt 1 Cable 10 Inches. She
Never had any but the old anchors and cables from Capt.
Stones Sloop. I want 200 4lb shot 300 3lb Ditto and sum
Swivel Balls sum cordage for Back stays &c I shall advise
this morning with Capt Nicholson and ask him if I must keep
the Brig till I gitt an answer from your Honle board.
Your Hm Servt
Monday 18th November 1776.
Council met. Present the same members as on Saturday
except Mr Plater.