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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, April 1, 1778 through October 26, 1779
Volume 21, Page 64   View pdf image (33K)
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64 Journal and Correspondence

C. B.

Colo Saml Smith five thousand Dollars out of the money re-
mitted by Congress for the recruiting Service to be charged
to the 4th Regiment on Account and also the further Sum of
four thousand Dollars out of the money above mentioned to
be delivered over to Colo Mordecai Gist to be charged to the
3d Maryland Regiment.
Capt. Campbell, You are authorized to discharge James
Leach and William Landon committed to your Charge for
inimical Conduct to this State.
Ordered That the Commissionary of Stores deliver to Capt
Williams one Suit of Cloaths to be charged to the second
Regiment.
Capt Campbell you are to discharge Outerbridge Horsey
committed to your Custody for inimical Conduct to this State
he having given Bond with approved Security for his Appear-
ance at the next General Court, to be held for the Eastern
shore and to be in the mean Time of good Behaviour

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[Chase to Gov. Johnson.]

Yorktown Sunday morning
My Dear Sir May 3d 1778
On Yesterday afternoon arrived here from France, Mr
Simeca Dean (Brother to the Commissioner,) with Dispatches
to Congress from our Commissioners to the 28. February
On the 6th of February two Treaties were concluded and
signed by Monsr Joveard Plenepotentiary appointed by his
most Christian Majesty on the 30th January preceding for that
purpose, and by our Commissioners, B Franklin, S Deane, &
A Lee Esqr the first is a Treaty of Amity & Commerce on the
plan proposed by Congress and almost in the words of it.
The second is a Treaty of Alliance of Amity and Commerce. I
cannot better inform you of the substance of these Treaties
than in the words of the Commissioners. "If England de-
clares War against France, or occasions a War by attempts
to hinder her Commerce, we shall then make a common Cause
of it & join our Forces and our Councils," the grand aim of the
Treaty is declared to be "establish the Liberty, Sovereignty
and Independency, absolute and unlimited of the United
States, as well in matters of Government as Commerce" and
this is guaranteed to us by France together with all the
Countries we possess or shall possess, at the conclusion of the
War; in return for which the States Guarantee to France all
its possessions in America. We have found the greatest
cordiality in this Court, and that no advantage has been taken



 
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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, April 1, 1778 through October 26, 1779
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