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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 101   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Maryland. 101

in Port, three of the Men I shall recover, they being on board the

[Jonas Chambers Dated at Head of Elk to His Excellency
Governor Sim Lee]

May it Please Your Excellency I Receivd a Certificate 27th Augt
1780 signed John Smith Brookes, Commissary of Purchase for
Prince Geos County, for 18 Bbls Herring at 130£ pr Bble & on the
28th Day after the Date of said Certificate I produced the same to
your Excellency, Either to Receive the contents or to no If it would
pay my Publick Assess, Viz. Money & tobacco tax (as for tobacco
in this part of Cecil County they Raise none) & also If I Remember
Right, Your Excellency informed me it would answer that End
in aney part of the sd State, I have since produc'd it to the Collector
or Shf of sd County of Cecil, Who has Laid it before the Com-
missioners & has absolutely Refused taking it in pay for myself &
Neighbours, for sd tax, I no not how to pay my taxes which is
onley £340 odd £ I went to Potomack Last Spring & curd 192 Bls
of Shadd & Herrings of Which the Publick has had the greatest
part, & I cannot command Aney Cash for the same, part of the
objection is, Because herrings is not Mentioned in the Act. I Look
up to your Excellencys goodness to send me & answer to convince
the commissioners in my favour that sd Certificate will answer sd
End, as they have Desired me to Wright to you on the occation &
would waight for an answer, Which I hope you would be Pleased
to favour me by this Post, for Which I shall be for Ever Bound
to Pray &c, &c.

I take the freedom to Subscribe myself Your most obedient &
Bble Servt



Brown Book
No. S
No. 21

[L. Master, Baltimore to the Honble ——— Leigh, Esqr]

Sir I came here from New Providence with a Flag & 33
Prisoners intending to call at Annaps but being unacquainted &
not able to get a Pilote I unfortunately overrun the port a good
way, & by good luck met with a man tht untook to carry us to this
port it being the unanimous opinion of the Captns there on board tht
it wd be highly imprudent to attempt to return having had the
misfortune to loose my sheet Anchor & Spring my mast wch I hope
yr Honour will think a sufficient plea for my not paying my respects
to you.
I came from N Prove at a very few days notice wch prevented me
cleaning my Vessel as it was thought improper to stay on Acct of
the approaching Equinox so tht I hope your Honour will allow me
to go on shore (wch I am not permitted to do) while she is cleaning
& to get a Mast & do whatever is necessary for the preservation of
myself & property & yr Honour will greatly oblige


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