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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 22   View pdf image (33K)
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22 Journal and Correspondence

C. S. C.

git the Galley to you. That Cable was a grat die to large for
Capt. Hamond juded it must half fill the Schooner up. the
Brigg Brothers Mr Hollingsworth bought for you I think has
three cables two Bowers and a stern Cable. She may do very
well without the Stern Cable, it is of no use to them in the
West inges, and if she gos to any part of old France they must
have more with their two Bowers, and thare is plenty of cable
to be got there, the stern cable will sut Captain hamond if you
will order it so I shall then git a cable for the Galley, thare
was many things might bin taken out off the Brigg by a hand
thats a proper Judg, that would be of grat servis to the States
navy and she go well found to sea. I am Gentillmen
Your most obedient Servant
The Honble Council of Safety Stephen Steward,
at Annapolis
Stephen is now on his way to Saml Dorseys to se after guns
for the Galley I hope the congress will not take all the guns
with the schooner.

[David Moore to Council.]

Gentlemen. Frederick Town January 5th 1777
I received pr Genl Johnson the first Major's Commission for
the Linganore Battalion, dated the 28th December 1776, and
finding Capt. Wells Commissioned Lieutenant Colll in conse-
quence (I suppose) of the certificate he was so officious with.
I therefore resine my commission into your hands again for no
other reason than that I am determined not to serve under
any officer that was returned in that certificate. Unless the
Battalion concur in and agree to the measure, for they whole
at that meeting did not amount to 150 rank and file, therefore
conclude it unjust that the majority of the Battalion should be
bound by the minority. Beside the election was conducted
with the greatest impropriety, thare maner of voting was that
they whole field officers should be voted for at once, and the
highest on the pole to be first Colonel &c. and by that maner
of voting a person that's popular for any under officer, will
undoubtedly be first Colonel, or higher than they people
intended, and this to my certain knoledge was the case and
they officers put in contrary to intention of the people them-
selves, but if any other customary meathod to recomend be
fell upon that is justifiable I will serve with the greatest chear-
fulness in any office in the Battalion and march at the shortest
notis. They companys all hold themselves in readyness against
they officers be commissioned agreable and think they will
turn out generaly, to incourage which has been the unremited
indeavour of, Gentlemen,
The Honble Council of Safety Your humble Servant
of Maryland David Moore.

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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
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