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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 306   View pdf image (33K)
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306 Journal and Correspondence

C. B.

pounders, Advise of it that we may get them for you. The
Twelves we expect to get from the Messrs Hughes's; Mr
Steward will assist you in any thing he can. To prevent dis-
appointments from a frowardness of disposition retain no
body but who signs Articles on his first coming to you.

Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to James
Taylor, Twenty five Pounds, three shillings & six pence due
on Acct passed.
Ordered That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Farnandes
McPherson and Young Sundries on Acct of 1st Regimt
That the Western shore Treasurer pay to James Maynard
twenty five pounds for three Months attendance as Messenger
to the Council due 20th June last
John Veach who inlisted in Capt Sims Company of Small-
woods Battalion from his Indisposition is adjudged incapable
of Service and is therefore discharged.
Kendal Smock who was of Longs Independent Compy
having as appears by an Affidavit lodged, procured a Man to
inlist in his Room on or about the 14th Day of April last which
Substitute was accepted & hath marched he the said Kendal
Smock is Discharged.

C. C.


[Council to W. Richardson.]

In Council 2d July 1777
We find ourselves unable to fill up the Vacancies in your
Regiments with Satisfaction to ourselves. From the Conver-
sations we have had with you from your Letters, and from Mr
Edmondson's Discourse, we have good Reason to think sev-
eral of your Officers have been remiss in their Duty and are
indeed not qualified in any tolerable Degree. We are empow-
ered by the Congress, to remove any Officers who are not
attentive to their Duty, and are willing to do so. We there-
fore, as soon as it is convenient, wish to see you and are
determined to make any such Arrangement of your Regiment
as you may recommend and we judge proper; a personal
Conversation with you & your advice will be necessary. By
the Resolutions of Congress, no Genl in the Army can draw
Pay for acting in two Capacities, which occasioned our former
Remark. We inclose you an Appointment of Mr Draine and
a Power to Colo Harrison to muster your Battalion, as soon as
you think proper, to Salisbury or the Neighbourhood of it as
you may judge best and keep the whole of it together or
divide it as you may see occasion. The View of keeping your
Regiment in the State was, as you are acquainted, to be in a

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