encreased in value, since we made the last tents for you, we
cannot undertake those under17s/6d exclusive of thread,
twine and every other necessary for compleating them, and
we shall use our utmost diligence for compleating them
soon. You'l please to inform us whether we shall proceed
thereon or not.
We are Gent with great respect, Your most obedt Servts
The Honble the Council of Safety William Johnson.
[M. Earle to John Hall.]
Sir. Chester Town 28th January 1777.
I received your favour of the 25th Inst. about an hour ago.
I was concerned with Mr Ringgold last Fall in a small adven-
ture by Capt. Crockett, in the proceeds of which I have under-
stood there were a few blanketts, intended chiefly for our own
family use. As surviving partner, I ordered the whole pro-
ceeds to be delivered to Mr Hollingsworth, with a request to
him to forward them to me at this place. These I suppose
must be the blanketts which Mr Hollingsworth gives you infor-
mation of, and if they are wanted for the public service ours
must give way: yet as our families are in real want from hav-
ing supply'd the Soldiery at different times and must have, I
wou'd have a dozen of them reserved for that purpose. The
rest, be the number what they may, your Honble Board have
enclos'd my order to Mr Hollingsworth to deliver, and Mr
Galloway the first time he goes to Annapolis, will settle the
price with you and receive the money for them.
I have the honor to be Sir, Your most obedt Servt
The Honble John Hall Esq. M. Earle.
Presidt of the Council of Safety of the State of Md
[Wm. D. Beall to Council.]
Gentlemen. January 28th 1777.
Mr Contee wrote my father a few lines which he received
the 28th Inst. wherein he informs him to tell me to apply to the
Councill for my commissions and instructions, my being very
unwell oblidg'd me to gett Mr Turnbull to call on you for
them. Your compliance will much oblidge your obedt Servt.
Wm D. Beall.
The Honble The Councill of Safety, Annapolis.
C. S. C.