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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
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of the Council of Safety, 1776. 501


[R. Cummins to Council.]

Monckton Mills 2 Decr 1776.
Gentlemen.
As our contract for supplying the troops with provisions
will soon be out and Mr Buchanan declines any thing further
In that way if a further contract to be made (tho the latter
unsuckcessful to us) I wold be glad to have an offer of it as
the season for puting up Provisions for the summer is at hand
and our people whome we have had out to purchase the need-
full supply is returnd after engageing the chief part of what
we shall want or what you will allow for Barreld Beef or
Pork should I find it answe'r to put up any more then will
serve the present contract. As there will be some salt wanted
for the Troops The Honble the Council will please to let me
Have an order for the Preference in the purchase of one
Hundd Bushels paying the current price as I cold not get any
of the last came to Baltimore without it. The messenger with
this will wait your answer.
I am Genl your most obedt Huml Serv£
Robert Cummins.

Original.

Tuesday December 3, 1776

Council met. Present as on yesterday, Mr Thomas attended.
Col. Henry Hollingsworth returned to the Council an Order
on the Eastern Shore Treasury for three hundred Pounds,
Dated the nineteenth of August last. Ordered That the same
be destroyed: Which was done.
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Western Shore pay to
Mr William Wilkins three hundred Pounds on Account of the
Fortifications at and near the City of Annapolis
Ordered That the said Treasurer pay to Jacob Harman
sixteen Pounds eight Shillings.
Ordered That the said Treasurer pay to William Wooden
nine Pounds.
Copy of Letter No 35 was sent to Capt. Joseph Daffin, Copy
of No 36 to the Committee of Observation for Frederick
County, Copy of No 37 to Brigadier General Hooper, and
Copy of No 38 to Thomas Smyth Esquire.
Commissions issued to Charles Calson appointed Captain,
George Richardson,1 Lieuten' Edward Grimes 2 Lieutenant,
and Peter Williams Ensign.
Also to Griffin Johnson appointed Captain, Cornelius Willi-
son, 1 Lieutenant, Andrew Dew 2 Lieutenant, and William
Moore Ensign of Companies of Militia in Washington County.
Ordered That the Treasurer of the Western Shore pay to

C. S. J.



 
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