That the said Treasurer pay to John Yost two hundred
pounds, in advance on his Contract for arms.
That the said Treasurer pay to Mrs Anne Sands three
pounds, twelve shillings, and six pence, for making shirts p
William Pigot, a midshipman belonging to the Galatea
Frigate, and taken Prisoner by Captain Campbell of the Enter-
prize Schooner of War is hereby committed to the common
Goal of Baltimore County, as a Prisoner of War, by order of
the Governor & Council.
To the Keeper of the public Goal of Baltimore County.
[Council to C. Lowndes.]
In Council March 27th 1777.
As your Letter of the 25th Inst to Mr Hall concerned Public
Matter, now within the Province of this Board, he laid it before
us. We are much concerned that there should be so little
prospect of your being supplied with Hemp, as the Service is
now suffering for Want of Cordage; we hope you will still
continue your Endeavours to provide it on Contract, and if
they fail, that the Regulation of Prices now under Considera-
tion may relieve us from the present Difficulties.
Christopher Lowndes Esqr We are Sir &ca
[Council to Hugh Walker.]
In Council Annapolis March 27th 1777.
We have your Favour of the 4th Inst to Mr Jenifer, now
before us, and have sent Capt Berry with this, who will, if you
think proper, bring the Goods imported for this State, in the
Betsey Capt Ford, which were left in your Care. We are
sorry that Capt Ford did not, agreeable to his Bill of Lading,
deliver these Goods at Annapolis or Baltimore, the Freight
would have been immediately settled with Justice, and it shall
be done on the Arrival of the Goods here, if Capt Ford will
impower any Person with whom it may be done. If you chuse
the Goods should come in the Betsey, who shall be content to
run the Risk of them, as we are, if they are sent by Capt
Berry. We are &c.
Mr Hugh Walker Mercht