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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 71   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1777. 71

[Petition of Thomas Gordon and William Noyes.]

To the Honble the Council of Safety of the State of Maryland,
now sitting at Annapolis.
The Humble petition of Thomas Gordon and William Noyse,
Sheweth, That your petitioners served in the last campaign
(against the enemies of the United States) in Capt. Scot's
company of Genl Smallwood's first Battalion of Maryland
Troops, in the quality of sergeants and hope no objection can
be made to their conduct in that Station. However they
expect no particular favours on that account only that as their
worthy Capt. had the misfortune to be kill'd, and as they are
willing and desirous of entering into the service again, they
hope your Honours will permit them to enter in any company
they shall best approve, and not confine them to the same they
at present belong to. And your petitioners as in duty bound
will ever pray. Thos. Gordan
January 23rd 1777. William Noyes.

[Deposition of Wm. Gordon.]

The Deps of Wm Gordon who being duly sworn; saith that
some time last week Wm Nevin having sworn the pe agt Robt
Ridgs, this Dept by a constable served the warrt at which time
he heard Robt Ridgs say, that he would not give Bl but would
go to jail, and that he the said Ridgs said he would not be
alone, for he never wrote letters to Ld Dunmore informing him
where to land, and upon this Depn asking him, what he meant
by those insinuations, he said that Wm Nevin had wrote to Ld
D. informing him that it would be a good place to land his
forces abt 1 mile above Thomas's pt & that he Nevin would
be there & make a fire as a signal to shew him the spot if he
knew when he would come. The Depn further sayth that he
asked Ridgs upon what authority he made those assertions,
who answered that Nevin wanted Robinson the Governors
waitingman to carry the letr who refused upon Ridgs's inform-
ing him of the Contents: Wm Gordon.

[Deposition of Riggs.]

The Deps of Robt Ridgs, who being sworn sayeth that at
the time of the departure of Governor Eden from this pro-
vince, a little boy formerly Mr Calverts waiting boy who went
on board the Fowey with the Govr in conversation with this
Deponent, said that he was going to Dunmore & had a letter
for Dunmore, which Mr Nevin had given him. This Depn
saith that the Boy shewed him the letter, which he said Nevin

C. S. C.

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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 71   View pdf image (33K)
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