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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 41   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1777. 41

station some of the militia in the Town and neighbourhood, so
that the Guards may be properly relieved and the duty not too
severe on either Matrosses or Militia. We request you would

communicate the order to him, and in his abscence give direc-
tions for setting Guards of Militia accordingly. We are, &c.
To Committee of Observation for Baltimore County.

C. S. C.

[Council to Hooe.]

11th January 1777
Sir, It gives us a concern to hear that Captain Conway's
vessel is without a master, and but few hands; we were in
expectation of hearing that she was near being laden and just
ready to sail. However, as matters are circumstanced we
must do for the best, and therefore request you would imme-
diately engage Captain Conway's brother as Captain of the
vessel, if you think him deserving, and let him get what hands
he can, and have the vessel loaded as soon as possible.
We are much obliged to you for your offer of doing all you
can to forward the vessel, and rely on you accordingly. We
would have you do for the best as if the vessel was your own.
To Col. Robert T. Hooe. We are, &c.

No. 104.

[Council to Hooper.]

January 11th 1777.
Sir, We have heard from several hands some flying reports
of extraordinary proceedings in the lower part of your Bri-
gade, particularly that some disaffected persons in Somerset
and Worcester Counties had talked freely of erecting the
King's Standard, and had been collecting themselves into
Bodies for the purpose of forming an opposition to the Ameri-
can cause. We request you would write to some or all of the
Colonels of the Militia in those Counties to inquire into the
truth of the facts alleged, and if any persons are found guilty
of the Charge that they would take the necessary proofs
before a magistrate, and transmit the Depositions to the
Council of Safety that they may take order therein according
to Law. We are, &c.
To Brigadier General Hooper.

No. 105.

[Jenifer to Hall.]

Dr Sir: I believe we forgot to write by the Virga Post to
Col. Hooe to engage Corpl Conway's Brother to go out in the


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