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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1779-1780
Volume 43, Page 472   View pdf image (33K)
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472 Journal and Correspondence.

Book No. 2

night for lodging for each oftentimes for want of Blankets, you will
therefore be so obliging to order their Cloathing and by all means
Blankets if to be had, as they will be very essential for the Recruits.
You will also please order the Serjeant to be dispatched as soon as
possible, as there is a prospect of his enlisting more men, for which
purpose it wou'd be necessary to order him a further supply of
Money, with which he may be trusted.
The inclosed Letter from Colo Gunby sets forth Facts which if
just calls for Redress, or at least such Attention and Orders as may
correct similar Abuses in future or anticipate like complaints of Par-
tiality if found to be unjust, indeed if your Cloathing Act does not
limit the Cloathier or place a correcting Power in the commanding
Officer the distributions will frequently be complained of.
I had some thoughts of waiting on you and the General Assembly
but it being slack in convening & my stay here being limited deprives
me of the Pleasure
I am with great Regard & Esteem Your Most obedt & very Hble

April 15

[Eph Blaine C. G. p. Philada to His Excellency
Thomas Sim Lee Esqr.]

Sir There is a Quantity of Rum belonging to the Public (&
which is much wanting) in your City, it has been represented to the
Commercial Committee that the person with whom it is in charge
makes a very unreasonable demand for Storeage, & therefore beg
your Excellency & Council, to order the Rum on board one of your
State Vessells or any other that will deliver it to the Commissary
at the Head of Elk, as I intend for Annapolis in a few weeks, will
settle the Freight & pay the Gentlem" who has the Demand for
Storage the valuation of any two Gentlemen.

April 15

[I. Taylor, Saint Marys to Gov Lee]

Gentlemen Under noted you have an Acct of the Indian Corn
(have no other kind of Provisions) by me taken as a Commissioner
under the Act of the General Assembly for the immediate Supply of
Flour &c. Six hundred bushells I seized as engrossed corn, in Janu-
ary last, It lay along time on board the Vessell in the Ice, that when it
was taken out thirty four bushells proved rotten and of no Value,
this being the case, I insisted on the Person from whom I had taken
it to pay a moiety of the damage, which he agreed to, the money for
that part shall give the State Credit for in account for my Com-
The remaining part of the Six hundred bushells, I stored with
Colo Vernon Hebb No particular agreement being made relative
to the Price. I told him he should receive what was Customary for
storing. When I sent a Craft for the Corn she got only five hundred

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