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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 84   View pdf image (33K)
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84 Journal and Correspondence

C. S. C.
No. 130.

[Council to David Stewart]

January 27th 1777
Sir. We received yours of the 26th January by Mr Muir,
and shall be glad to have the state of your account as soon as
convenient, that it may be laid before the General Assembly,
th.e proportion you are to retain in your hands is two thirds
of all the prizes, and effects sold, that were taken by the
Defence. Had the men not received pay they would have
been entituled to one half, but they having been constantly
paid are entitled only to one third under the Resolves of
Convention. We are, &c.
Mr. David Stewart

No. 131.

[Council to Jesse Hollingsworth]

Jany 27, 1777
Sir. We have honored your Draft for £4099. 12. 6 to Mr
David Stewart, the sum is large, but as you have done and
are constantly doing many Services for the State, we have
therefore done it.
Whatever your account may be, we should be obliged to
you from time to time to let us have it, that we may be justi-
fied to those who have put us in authority. Your account
with others will be called for by the General Assembly, be
pleased therefore to let us have it when convenient. Let the
Ship Lydia be got ready with all expedition. When Captain
Walker wants money for the Gondola he ought to apply here,
and we shall supply him with what is necessary. The Ship Lydia
will get bread from out of the Stores belonging to the Public,
her Beef and other provisions you will be pleased to furnish
out of that bought for the State. We have wrote Mr Stewart
the Marshall. As to slops to be furnished Captain Cooke's
people, we should be glad you would undertake it, and keep
a shop always full, that they may have them when they want,
but you'll please to observe that Captain Cooke or his people
are to pay you, and no charge is to be made by you against the
State, unless it be necessaries for the Ship's outfit. We are, &c.
Mr. Jesse Holingsworth.

[Jacob and Johnson to Council.]

Gentlemen. Fells Point January 28th 1777.
Mr Gerard Hopkins having brought us a quantity of Tick-
linburg to make tents for the army, we are constrained to
inform you that as labour, provision and cloathing have greatly



 
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