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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 59   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1777. 59


Congress. If the Bermudian goes on in the manner you say,
he will be so far from fixing the market price, that he will
probably get no clearance. We have published an order
against forestallers and Ingrossers, which you may see in the
last paper, to which we refer you. We request you send the
Galley and all her hands under Capt Davies' care as soon as
possible up to Annapolis where we will endeavour to have
them supplied with what they want. We are desirous of
doing what lyes in our power to forward the public service,
and hope you will dispatch the Galley and her hands up to us
and for that purpose give the necessary orders to Capt Davey.
P. S. Seal the inclosed letter We are &o
and send it forward by express
Mr Stephen Steward

C. S. C.

[Council to Calvert Committee.]

Jany 18, 1777
Gent. Inclosed we send you Copy of a Resolve of Con-
gress against exporting particular species of provisions. We
hear there is a Bermudian with you buying up pork at an
extravagant price for exportation; he ought to be cleared out,
take care to obey the resolve of Congress. We are, &c.
Committee of observation for
Calvert County.

No. 117.

[Council to Baltimore Committee.]

Jany 18th 1777.
Gent. We received your favour of the 13th before it came
to hand we had taken the step you recommend by convening
the General Assembly to meet at Annapolis on Wednesday
the 29th instant when we hope effectual measures will be taken
to keep those who are disaffected or too much inclined to
riotous and extrajudicial proceedings within proper bounds.
It gives us pleasure to be informed that your Committee
have on all occasions exerted their utmost influence to pre-
serve the peace of the State, and will continue to do it. We
are much concerned that we have cause again to trouble you
on behalf of Melchior Keener, who hath lately been very ill
used as he alleges, by some Soldiers of Capt Nathl Smith's
Company, and others who came without any authority or war-
rant that he knows of, to search his house, and committed
divers irregularities, two of the Soldiers were David Welch
and Harry the drummer, as he informs us. the Whig club
we take it for granted had no hand in this riot. We have

No. 118.



 
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