C. S. C.
get labourers to break it, until our militia returns. I can form
no idea of what the price may be tho' I find their expectations
are very high, they talk of 60s pr Cent.
If you have any remarks or observations to make on these
particulars, be pleased to let me know them, if your cordage
must be had, pray let me know what you wish I should do as
to hemp, and what you think cordage is worth, or what other
Ropemakers may ask for cordage, when hemp is as above, for
I have no great inclination to meddle with any quantity of
hemp, when at such a high price. I shall be glad of an answer
to this, as soon as it is convenient.
I remain, Sir Your most obedt Servt
Honble Danl of St. Thomas Chris. Lowndes.
Jenifer Esq. at Annapolis
[T. Dorsey to Hall.]
Gentelmen. Elk Ridge Jany 2;th 1777.
I this moment received your request and shall order my
Battalion to meet as soon as possible. I am in hopes that we
shall be able to march in seven or eight days. I shall use
every effort in my power to forward our marching.
Your most obedt Servt
John Hall V. President of Thomas Dorsey.
Council of Safety
C. S. J.
Monday, Jany 27, 1777.
Council met. Present as on yesterday. Mr Jenifer
Ordered That the Western Shore Treasurer pay to Col.
William Richardson four thousand Dollars.
That the said Treasurer pay to Miss Devenish fifty four
Shillings & six Pence.
That the said Treasurer pay to Mrs Frances Seclue three
Pounds two Shillings and six Pence.
That the said Treasurer pay to Mr John Mcfadon sixty three
Pounds five Shillings.
Copy of Letter No 129 was sent to Samuel Chase Esquire.
Adjourned till next Day 10 O'Clock.