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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 30   View pdf image (33K)
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30 Journal and Correspondence

C. S. C.

consideration, if it would not be well to send your Tender to
the mouth of Potomack, or any other place you may think
better, and there open a Rendezvous, you may by this step
forward the Enlistment.
We send you the Time of Entry from Mr Turnbull for your
Government. You will, we doubt not, expedite the Defence
all in your power. Delay is dangerous, and much may depend
upon her hastily getting to Sea. Be pleased to apply to Mr
Chase and show him our letter, he will do what is necessary
relative to the Snow Georgia We are &c.
To Capt. G. Cooke.

No. 93.

[Council to Rumsey.]

January 9th 1777.
Sir, We have been informed that in consequence of the
application of Congress to the Committee of your county, the
militia of it have been held in readiness to march, and as it
may be you may wait for the orders of General Chamberlaine,
we inform you that he has resigned his commission; therefore
you'll be pleased without further delay to act in conformity to
what has or may be required of you by Congress.
To Col. Charles Rumsey. We are, Sir, &c.

No. 94.

[Council to Buchanan.]

Jany. 9, 1777.
Sir, We received your letter by Vincent Trapnell, who
came down to the Council of Safety in consequence of your
advice to him, he alleged a number of facts by way of mitiga-
tion or excuse for his conduct, we gave him an opportunity of
verifying those facts by affidavits or evidence to be produced,
and appointed him to attend on yesterday the eighth of this
month, and also wrote Captain Bosley, who came down, but
Trapnell has not appeared. He sent some Depositions and
wrote the weather was not good enough for him to come
down; we do not think this excuse sufficient, and therefore
request you would give the necessary orders to have him
arrested and brought before the Board as soon as possible.
Should you meet with any difficulties, you will call in the
necessary assistance, and apply to the Committee of observa-
tion for their advice, should you want it. This man must not
be suffered to behave in the manner he does, the example may
be dangerous; we have a letter from Samuel Baxter the
Collector of Middle river upper hundred who has likewise
complained of obstructions in the execution of his duty. We

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