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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 21   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1777. 21


races, but my friends advised me not, as It was expected
many of Capt. Andrew's men would be there, and I should be
used ill. I complained to many of the Committee, and in par-
ticular to Capt. Daffen and Mr Ennals who told me the night
I came away they were sorry I was so ill used, but that it was
out of their power to help it, and advised me to apply to your
Honours, who I hope will find my Conduct in this matter to
have been such as will not disgrace the warrant you Hon-
oured me with, which conduct I am determined to pursue in
any station you may think proper to place me in, if it is only
a private, and hope that the trifling eregularities I have some
years ago committed, may not prevent me from being pre-
fer'd according to the services I have, and am willing to
render in the present dispute.
January 5th 1777. Thomas Sparrow

The deposition of Levin Todd of Dorchester County aged
about thirty years being sworn on the holy Evangelists of
Almighty God, saith, that he was present at the Corps Bat-
talion of Militia of Dorchester County aforesaid, when Thomas
Sparrow was recruiting there. That he heard some dispute
between the said Sparrow, and a certain Edward Pearson, but
on what subject this Deponent Cannot tell.
That this Deponent very soon after the said dispute began
left the Battalion and further saith not.
Taken before me,
This 3d January 1777. Thos Brooke Hodgkin

The Deposition of Jacob Todd of Dorchester County aged
about 20 years being duly sworn saith, That he was present
at the Corps Battalion of Militia of Dorchester County afore-
said, when Thomas Sparrow was recruiting there That he
heard some dispute between the said Sparrow and William
Shorter upon which Sparrow told Shorter he was a tory, but
Shorter said to make the worst of him he was only half a
tory. That this Deponent thought the said Shorter did not
behave himself well and reprimanded him, and soon after left
the Place, and further saith not.
Taken before me,
This 3d January 1777. Thos Brooke Hodgkin.

[Stephen Steward to Council.]

Gentellman. West River January the 5th 1777.
I hear inclose you Lux and Bowley's letter, you will thare
observe the congress has taken the cable I had maid for the
Galley, at this rate it is impossible for me to tell when I shall

C. S. C.



 
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