the sum of 4000 Dollars. We have also advanced to the
General pretty considerably; request you would send us by
the first opportunity thirty or forty thousand dollars, that we
may give out occasionally to the field officers that apply. We
observe what you say about Delegates to Congress, and shall
use our endeavours to have it complied with when the
General Assembly get together, We are &c
P. S. We wrote the President of Congress yesterday and
mentioned the necessity of having money here, to him.
Samuel Chase Esqr
C. S. C.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1777.
Council met. Present as on yesterday, except Mr Jenifer.
Ordered That the Western Shore Treasurer pay to Cathe-
rine Bonnar twelve Pounds eighteen Shillings and four Pence :
also the further Sum of three Pounds ten Shillings.
That the said Treasurer pay to William Roberts Esquire
ten Pounds two Shillings.
That the said Treasurer pay to Miss Nancy Howard forty
That the said Treasurer pay to Samuel Minskie Eleven
Pounds four Shillings.
That the said Treasurer pay to Capt. Elisha Williams One
hundred and fifty Pounds.
That the said Treasurer pay to Capt. Bennett Matthews
two hundred Pounds.
That the said Treasurer pay to Mr Planner Williams three
That the said Treasurer pay to Mrs Wheeler three Pounds
John Ross having appeared before the Council agreeable to
Order, and Mr John Hardman who lodged the Information
against him, not being present, Ordered that the said John
Ross attend the General Assembly on the 10th Day of Feb-
Copy of Letter No 130 was sent to Mr David Stewart, Mar-
shall, and Copy of No 131 to Mr Jesse Hollingsworth.
Commissions issued to Philemon Warfield appointed Cap-
tain, Lancelot Warfield, first Lieutenant, Thomas Warfield, 2d
Lieut. and Joseph Warfield, Ensign of a Company of Militia
belonging to the Severn Battalion, Ann Arundel County.
And to Caleb Owings, Captain of a Company in said Bat-
Adjourned till next Day 10 O'Clock.
C. S. J.