ness should you think proper to remove Hall, no matter how
soon you send Mullikin's commission.
I am Gentlemen your most obedt Hml Servt
The Honble the Council of Robt Tyler.
Safety of Maryland. This
[Stephen Steward to Council.]
Gentellmen. West River January the 27th 1777.
Capt. Mathews com to me from you for cordige and canviss
I have not so much of either as will compleat the galley thats
finished I have finished this Galley with fifteen or sixteen hun-
dred wait of my one English cordig such I am shore I cant
git in this State to replace, I have taken every step to git
meatearls for the seven Galleys and the nine armed vessels
and have ben continuly disapointed you no I delivered you a
bill of parsels of every think at first, but as every one that you'
employed to build the galley have built them on difrent con-
struction from what was first proposed (it is emposible for to
no what matearls is sutebell for any of them) but the two I
have built my self which are built agreeable to the Draft I
drew and laid befor the Convention, which the convention
aproved of and desired me to give the other builders copys of
which I did I sopose the other builders have consilted you
before thay built on a difrent plan. Intend to Baltemore this
week to try if I can persuade Messrs Lux and Bowley to make
me another cable. If I had a cable that I culd ventud this
Gaily in the Bay with I would sent her to now long ago. I
think Capt. Mathews will till you she is compleat for the use
she was intended for which is directly to the plan I laid befor
the Convention. I shall call on you as I go up for your
comands and shall strickly observe them as far as in my power.
I have riged and fited out fore vesels for you compleat which
has taken a grat dele of cordige, & canviss, ship chandley &c.
I am Gentellmen yr most obedt Servt
To the Honrobell Counsell Stephen Steward
[Christopher Lowndes to Jenifer.]
Sir. Bladensburg Jany 27th 1777.
Since my last to you, I have received a letter from the back
parts relating to hemp, it is dated the 20th Inst. and runs as
under. There is no hemp in this neighborhood ready for
market, what was made last summer now lyes under the snow,
and if it was up the farmers tell me, they should not be able to