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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1779-1780
Volume 43, Page 424   View pdf image (33K)
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424 Journal and Correspondence.

Book No. 7

possible de proceder avec surete dans les operations qui peuvent
etre relatives aux subsistances de nos flottes, et je vous Confie que
malgre le Zele Ardent qui m'attache, a la cause de L'Amerique, je
ne prendrai plus sur moi d'anoncer aux Commandans de nos Es-
cadres quils peuvent Compter trouver sur vos Cotes une Certaine
quantite de provisions, a moins que j e n'aye les assurances les plus
fortes que 1'incident qui vient d'arriver ne se renouvellera plus. Je
n'ai pas besoin, Monsieur, de vous detailler les inconveniens des
mesures qui ont etc prises a 1'egard des Farines apartenant au Roi
dont M. Smith etoit depositaire; vous les aurez senti d'avance, et
je ne doute pas que vous ne fassiez vos efforts pour prevenir des
suites plus facheuses, et dont j'ai fait part a M. Plater.
Au sur plus, Monsieur, je ne connois point M. Smith et quoique
j 'en aye entendu parler d'une maniere favorable j e ne le suporte
nullement et s'il etoit a juste titre suspect au Gouvernement, et que
les personnes qui doivent naturellement etre juges dans la Conten-
laliun actuelle vuulus sent diriger le choix de 1'agcnt de la Marine du
Roi sur un homme egalement solvable, sur et actif, je servis le pre-
mier a inviter M. Kolker a changer son correspondant.
Je suis avec la Consideration la plus distinguee De Votre Excel-
lence Le tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur.

February 10

[Thos Beall, Capt. Comdt. to Council]

I hereby certify that there are at present under my command at
Pittsburgh four Sergeants and fifty privates of the Maryland Part
of the Regiment lately commanded by Colo Moses Rawlings and who
were in the Service of the United States before May in the Year 1779
This is to Certifie that Nathaniel Beall Magruder was a vollentear
in Col. Rawlings Ridgment in November Seventy six and was taking
Prisoner at Fort Washington and seventy eight join'd said Ridg-
ment at Fort Frederick Col Rawlings then Furnished Mr Magruder
with Cash and Promised him if hed Inlist Twenty Men he wood
Indiver to Git him a Commistion Mr Magruder Misted Twenty Five
men in November Seventy Eight I was sent to Philadelphia for
Clothing Col Rawlings Requested I wood Mention it to the Board
of War sertified as above the Bord then Requested me to let Col
Rawlings Know Mr Magruder shood have A insigns Commition in
said Ridgment and not to make any more Promises Col Rawlings
then Appointed Mr Magruder as Insign in said Ridgment and has
Been Mustered and Received Pay as such ever since

February 12

[John Carlile, Capt, Michael Gilbert, Captn, John Hughes, Capt.
Camp near Morris-Town to his Excellency Thomas Sim Lee Esqr]

Sir, The officers from the State of Maryland in Col. Hazen's
Regiment beg leave to call your Excellency's attention to our par-
ticular situation. We entered the service of our Country at an early

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