[Council to Hooper.]
February 13th 1777
Sir. We acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 10th by
which we are much obliged. In consequence of your letter
expressing apprehensions that more Insurgents may appear,
the General Assembly have determined to send down & they
are now here ready to march, General Smallwood with the
second Virginia Regiment, Capt Teams Company, Capt. God-
mans Company the Independents of Baltimore & Annapolis
with some of the Artillery & two field pieces. These troops
will move forward with all expedition, & we hope will be such
an additional reinforcement as will be able speedily to put an
end to this affair. The list you mention not to have received,
we herewith enclose you a copy of. Your Proceedings in this
unhappy dispute are pleasing and highly satisfactory & we
beg leave to assure you that we are &c.
We beg to hear from you as frequently as possible for
should the business be shortly terminated it may prevent those
Troops going out of their way, who are now much wanted at
Camp in Jersey.
[Stephen Steward to Council.]
Gentellmen. Thursday the 13th of Feby 1777.
I have yours by express and would have com to you this
day but am launching the Galley without a name. She is all
filed and will be with you the first fair wind after Sunday. I
will be with you to morrow by twelve o'clock.
I am your most obedt humble Servt
The Honrebell Counsell of Saftey.
[Christopher Lowndes to Hall.]
Sir. Bladensburg Feb. 13th 1777.
I am favour'd with yours of the 5th Inst. and observe what
you say about cordage. My letter of the 27th ult. was not