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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1779-1780
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2 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C B
No. 23

& Obediah Pritchard of Harford County to Testify on the Hearing
of the Complaint of Thomas Dorsey complaining of an undue and
irregular Election of Sheriffs for Harford County —
Lieut Thomas Cromwell is appointed Capt Lieut to the 4th Mary-
land Regiment
John Hamilton first Lieut and John Randall Ensign in the same
Samuel Hamilton is appointed Ensign in the 6th Regimt
Capt Lieut Benjamin Price is appointed Capt, in the 2d Maryld
Lt John Gassaway is appointed Capt Lieut in same Regimt
William Woolford is appointed a first Lieut in Do
Thomas Boyd son of Abraham Ensign in Do
Zedekiah Moore is appd Ensign in Do and
Edmund Compton is appd an Ensign in the 1 Maryland Regiment
This Board do approve the above Appointments and request Com-
missions may issue accordingly from the Board of War —

Liber C C

No. 22

p. 33

[Council to Gen. William Smallwood]

In Council Annapolis 27th Octr 1779

Sir We have inclosed you a Letter to his Excelly Genl Washing-
ton, requesting that a fourth Company of Artillery may be formed
of the three we have at Camp, to be commanded by a Major; there
are Men enough for it & still to spare and it will give an Opportunity
of gratifying the Officers of Brown's & Dorsey's Companies, who
complain, with, at least, a Shew of Reason, and we shall then keep
our own Men together. We request the Favor of you to deliver the
Letter at a proper Time and, as far as you may think it right, join
in our Request to the General. We are &ca

P. 34

[Council to Gen'l G. Washington]

Sir. On hearing that the two Companies of Matrosses kept here
and at Baltimore by this State, were directed by the Assembly to be
incorporated and sent into the Continental Service, Capt Lieut James
Smith of Brown's Company & Capt Lieut Edward Finley of Dorsey's
Company, wrote to the Governor proposing their Pretensions to rise,
if any Appointments were to take Place in that Company. The Man-
ner of their Writing, it being with great Temper on what they
esteemed an interesting Point of Right, is a Confirmation, in some
Degree, of what we have heard of their Merit: before we received
their Letter, the Company was commissioned, and that, as we con-
ceive, in the Manner we should have been obliged to commission it,
if we had received the Letter, immediately on the Act of Assembly

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