soon as possible comply with their requisition, and send the
prisoners under a proper guard to New Brunswick, where we
are informed General Washington now is, the place pointed
out by the board of war we doubt is in possession of the
enemy be pleased to transmit us the names of the prisoners
you send distinguishing officers from privates, and furnish us
with an account of all expenses incurred whilst at Frederick
Novr 28th 1776
The Committee of Observation for Frederick County.
[T. Sparrow to Council.]
Cambridge Nov. 28th 1776.
Maj. Thomas Muse was ded and buried before I reched
Cambridge. I delivered the letter (which was directed to
him) to the Committee. Capt. Joseph Daffen one of the
Committee has offered to act in that business if you gentlemen
should approve of him.
I have a great prospect of Success having had maney good
men for the service offerd could doe nothing not having the
money, nor knowing if I had it what to advance, the last
proceedings of Convention not being in this county.
I am with the greatest Respect
Your Humble Servt
[F. Leeke to Council.]
Upper Marlbro 28th Nov. 1776.
I presume, by a publication of part of the proceedings of
the last Convention, that the 18th of December next as
appointed for the election of Sheriffs. As my Sherifalty
expires the 6th of the same month, and I have no expectation
of being elected, I have thought it incumbent on me to inform
The Honourable The Council of Safety therewith; in order
that if they think it expedient some other person may be
nominated in this county, after my time ends until an appoint-
ment takes place under the new Constitution.
I am Gentlemen,
Your most obedient Servant
Sheriff of Prince George County.