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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 47   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1777. 47

the Prisoners refusing to drink the same Toast, Ross told
them if they would not drink his toast, they should not drink
his toddy and then set down the Bowl, then the Prisoners

cal'd for another Bowl, and drank confusion to Genl Wash-
ington and all his proceedings. The witness saith that Ross
appeared to be a little in liquor. That this was on the Wed-
nesday, Thursday or Friday of the Court before last.
William Spencer made oath that some time before the last
election Mr Ross came to him to write an advertisement offer-
ing himself as a candidate for Sheriff, that upon the depo-
nent's asking him, if he was worth one thousand pounds, and
willing to take the oath prescribed in the fifty fifth section of
the constitution, he said he was satisfied to take the oath, but
did not know whether he was worth the £1000.

[Deposition of O'Donnell.]

On the twenty seventh day of January 1777 Before me the
subscriber chairman of the Committee for said County came
Constantine O'Daniel and made oath on the Holy Evangels
of Almighty God That some time ago John Ross and Daniel
Curtis in the evening came into the Goal in Baltimore town
and called for a Bowl of Liquor which they had. That the
said John Ross then Drank confusion to Lord Howe and Lord
Dunmore and handed the Bowl to one of the Tory Prisoners
in said Goal, desiring he might drink the same, but the said
Tory Prisoner refused, whereupon the said John Ross took
the Bowl out of said Prisoners hand telling him if he would
not drink his (the said Ross's) toast he should not drink out
of his Bowl he might get a Bowl for himself. And further
saith not. Constantine O'Donnell.
Sworn Before Jas Calhoun.

[Deposition of Hardman.]

Baltimore Sct. This day John Hardman sargeant in the
Company of Regulars belonging to this state lately com-
manded by Edward Veazey Esqr came before me the sub-
scriber chairman of the Committee of Baltimore County and
did depose as followeth: That he being one of the guard who
escorted the North Carolina Prisoners lately sent from Phila-
delphia to Baltimore Town under the command of Captain
Winder, did on Saturday evening the 21st Instant call in at the
Prison to see the Prisoners with whom he had travelled from
Philadelphia, and ordered some Toddy to be made for them,
at which time a certain person (who he has since learned is

C. S. C.

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