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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1779-1780
Volume 43, Page 52   View pdf image (33K)
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52 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C B
No. 23

Eighteen shillings and seven Pence due him per Account passed by
the Depy Audr

Ordered that Commo Grason deliver to Colo William Richardson
an Account of the Owners of the Brig Talbot, 2 4th Carriage Guns
and Carriages, 2 Breechens, 2 Gun Tackles 4 Gun Tackles, 2 Worms
and Ladles, 2 Rammers and Spunges, 2 Cartridge Boxes, 2 powder
horns & Prickers 2 Bitts, 100 round and 25 Double headed Shot, 2
Leaden Aprons — 1 Anchor 790l 1 Cable 1840l. The Owners of the
said Brig are to pay the same Price for them that the other four
Pounders and Articles above mentioned to be disposed of by the
Governor and Council shall sell for except the Anchor and Cable
which they have sold him for £7.100.

Liber C C

No. 22

p. 53

[Council to William Smith Esqr.]
Sir We received your Favors of the 3d Inst by Express. As the
grand Object of the Act for the immediate Supply &ca is to procure
an immediate and full supply of Provisions for our Army, it was
necessary that the Commissioners should be vested with extraordi-
nary Powers, that those Powers should be accurately defined and
that the Mode to be pursued by them should be plainly delineated,
which is done. We do not think that Flour and Wheat purchased
for the Marine of France priveleged or exempted from Seizure; and
we are certain it was not the Intention of the Legislature that those
Articles should be, because such Exemption would in a great De-
gree, if not wholly frustrate the Design of the Law. We esteem it
our Duty to afford the Commissioners every Aid in our Power to
facilitate the Execution of the Law, and therefore cannot at this
Time, grant Permission to export Flour, because we should thereby
restrain that extensive Operation of the Act, by which alone we can
obtain an immediate Supply adequate to our pressing Wants. We
are sensible of its Importance that the Marine of France should be
furnished with Flour and it is with the utmost Regret, we have
refused Permission and Nothing could have induced us to do it but
the alarming and distressful Situation of our Army, and when we
have Assurances that their Wants are relieved, we shall with Pleas-
ure, grant Licence as heretofore. The numerous Evils that would
result from procrastinating, the Supplies when contrasted with the
Inconveniencies alluded to by you, will, we trust evince the Pro-
priety of our Conduct and justify our Refusal. We will send you
the Account for that furnished Capt Harrison by the next opportunity

Liber C B
No. 23
January 7
p. 97

Friday 7 January 1780
Present as on Wednesday —
Ordered That Ser j. Richard Welsh deliver to John Davidson
1 Barrel Cannon Powder 12 Fathom Match Rope and 32 four pound
Shot Mr Davidson is to pay the same Price for them that the same
Articles to be disposed of by the Governor & Council shall sell for

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