Thursday, Jany 9 1777.
Council met. Present as on yesterday.
Ordered That the Captains and commanding Officers of the
Battalion and independent Companies who served under the
Command of General Smallwood the last Summer, make up
their Accounts with the Soldiers, and Returns by which Pay
Abstracts may be made out to the 10th of December last, as
soon as possible, and deliver them to C. Richmond, at the
Coffee house in Annapolis, in Order that the money may be
drawn, the men paid off, and the Accounts finally closed
Ordered that the above be inserted in the Maryland Gazette.
Copy of Letter No 92 was sent to Capt. George Cook, Copy
of No 93 to Col. Charles Rumsey, Copy of No 94 to General
Buchanan, Copy of No 95 to Samuel Baxter, Copy of No 96 to
the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County, Copy of
No 97 to John Hanson Esq; and Copy of No 98 to Rd Mason
Ordered That the Western Shore Treasurer pay to Capt.
William Galbraith one hundred and fifty four Pounds two
Shillings and eight Pence.
That the said Treasurer pay to Stephen Steward five hun-
That the said Tresurer pay to Capt. Nathaniel Smith eighty
Pounds three Shillings and five Pence.
That the said Treasurer pay to Charles Wallace Esquire
Paymaster One thousand Pounds.
Adjourned till next Day 10 O'Clock.
C. S. J.
[Council to Cooke.]
January 9th 1777.
Sir, We have the pleasure of your favour of the 7th and
are sorry to find so many of your men have left you, the only
way to replace them is to open a Rendezvous and offer the
same Pay and Terms in every Respect, that the Continent
does, we cannot expect to get them on lower, of this Proposi-
tion of yours we approve and would further submit to your
C. S. C.