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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1779-1780
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474 Journal and Correspondence.

Book No. 2

know his Family to be reputable and his Brother has served under
my Command ever since 1776 and is a good Officer from which
circumstances and the inclosed Recommendations I am induced to
think if there shou'd be any Vacancies in our Line he would be proper
to fill one of them, he does not wish nor can it be desired that his
Appointment should interfere with the Rank of such Serjeants and
others who have applied & have been recommended before and who
may be thought worthy of commissions if therefore you should judge
it expedient to recommend him for an Appointment to the Board
of War I believe he wou'd fill it with Propriety & he wou'd wish to
be appointed in the 1st 3d or 7th Regiments if there should be a
vacancy in either of those.

April 18
Book No. S
No. 66

[John Sears, Ens. 2d Regt. Cecil County to His Excellency
Govr Lee]

Sir The Order that your Excellency granted In Council on the
Collector of Kent County for four Thousand Dollars I have Recvd
and I believe for the Time that I have had the Publick Money in
my hands I have had as good success as an Officer in the Line which
was not till The Last of March which I have all Expended in the
Recruiting Service I should have Come Down myself and brought
my Accts with me but Colo Thompson Advised me not but to write
to your Excellency to let know my Success. You Told me Sir that if
my Prospect was Good which I think is to let you know and you
would send me a fresh Supply of Cash now if your Excellency sees
Proper that I should Continue Recruiting any longer Please to let
me know by the Post, if not I am Very my Accts and March
To Camp with what men I have got.
I wait your Orders Sir which I shall Obey with Pleasure.

April 19

[Timothy Pickering by order of the Board War Office to
Colo Hollingsworth]

Sir We are Just informed that the troops destined for Reinforc-
ing the Southern Army are march'd, and will be at Trenton this
Night, this inteligence (totally contrary to that we had received
yesterday, on which our letter to you was grounded) obliges us to
desire that you would retain all the Craft in your power at the Head
of Elk ready to receive the Troops, and collect as many more as will
be sufficient, in the whole to transport about two thousand men, we
doubt not your Exertions on this occasion, to accomplish a business
of so much Importance in due Season
N. B it will also be necessary that you provide waggons to carry
the baggage and Stores of the Troops across from Christiana to the
Head of Elk. Your return provision waggons can doubtless Assist
in this transportation

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