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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
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of the Council of Maryland, 1777-1778. 555


his father which he did not accomplish. This Board desirous
of Affording to the Subjects of this State the Protection due
to them do Order that the said Joseph Jenkins be not taken
as a Soldier under the said Draft or treated with any Violence
but that if any Officer claims him as a Soldier in Consequence
of the said Draft that the Evidence if any of his being Subject
thereto be laid before the Governor and Council that the same
may be considered and Justice done therein the said Joseph
Jenkins giving Security before some Justice of the Peace for
Prince Georges County in one hundred and fifty Pounds for
his Appearance before this Board on due Notice given to him
for that Purpose or left in writing at his fathers Dwelling
House.

C. B.

[Council to Purveyors.]
Circular
In Council Annapolis 27th March 1778.
Sir.
We wish to be advised of the Quantity of Provisions which
you have a prospect of procuring, under the Directions of the
late Act, which we have already transmitted to you, as we may
remit you the Money necessary to pay for them, we having
received Cash this Morning from the Congress for that Pur-
pose. It is essential to the Service that we should be regu-
larly furnished with a Monthly Return of your Purchase agree-
able to the Act, and we request you will specify in it the
Places where the Provisions are collected, which we desire
may be chosen with a View to their Safety and the Conveni-
ence too, as far as may be, for their Removal for the use they
are designed. The Barrelled Pork and Beef which you may
get, must be well examined and if there's Doubt of its keep-
ing you must by all Means have it put into proper Order and
if necessary, Salt added. We are &ca
To the Agents for the
Purchase of Provisions

C. C.
134

[Council to Gates.]

In Council Annapolis 27th March 1778.
Sir
In Consequence the former Letters from the Board of War,
Mr Hughes was urged to get Fort Frederick Ready for the
Reception of the British Prisoners with all Dispatch and to call
on a sufficient Number of the Militia perhaps more than barely
necessary, to act as a Guard at least 'til the Assembly should
make some other Provision, and we are induced, by a Letter

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