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

Liber C C

No. 22

completing the Battalions of this State in the Continental Service.
We must refer you to the " Act to regulate the Militia," as your
Guide in the Appointment of Officers to command the Militia which
may be ordered from Somerset, in Virtue of the " Act to expedite
the raising an additional Battalion of Regulars." The Rank of
Militia Officers still remains unsetled and to fix and determine the
Rank of a Part; it will be necessary to settle the Whole. You will
readily conceive that much Time will be necessary for the Comple-
tion of this Business and that the Circumstances of our Affairs will,
by no Means, admit of our giving the Attention, at this Time, which
the subject requires; we therefore hope you will let this Matter
remain in its present State and that you will not meet the Difficulty

p. 153

you apprehend, on this Occasion. We recommend to you to take the
Certificates which were given. Those who did not comply with
their Contracts on Account of the unexpected Severity of the last
winter. An Account of the Arms and Ammunition in Somerset we
shall expect by the first convenient Opportunity

[Council to William Hemsley Esqr.]

Sir We request you will send by Tilghman's Boat, the whole of
the Flour in your Hands of the late Purchase made of you by this
Board. Mr. Ringrose, the Commander of the Boat, has Directions
to bring it to the Post for the Use of the Troops now here.

Liber C B
No. 23
August 10
p. 181

Thursday 10th August 1780

Present as on yesterday.
Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt. William
Reily Fifty four Pounds ten shillings due him p Acct passed by the
Aud. Genl
That the said Treasurer pay to Lieut. William Adams seventy
three Pounds ten shillings due him p acct passed by the Aud. Genl
That Mr John Crisall issuing Commissary deliver to Capt. William
Reily 30 Galls of Rum for the use of himself and the Troops under
his Command.

August ii

Friday IIth August 1780
Present as on yesterday
Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt. Robert
Berry Two hundred & Eighty four Pounds, five shillings due him p
acct passed by the Aud. Genl

p. 182

Ordered that the Issuing Commissary deliver to Capt. Robert
Berry of the Plater 5 Gallons of Rum & 10 lbs Brown Sugar in
full of his Monthly Allowance in those Artls to the 27th Inst. — and
also to Mary McDonald 3 Rations of Provisions.



 
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