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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 128   View pdf image (33K)
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128 Journal and Correspondence

Red Book
No. 26
No. 50

I am sorry to inform you that from Every appearance we are in a
much worse situation then we have bin in this war. a grate Major-
ity of our people seem Determined to give over, and the progress
these small Vesels have made, is so fervent to Convince those Ignor-
ant retches that we are on Our Last Legs,
and I am as sorey to Inform you that Very few will take a Shil-
ling of the new paper mony, & the Colectors of the Tax have not
yet paid me a farthing towards the Orders you gave me, and had it
not bin for the Class mony My Boro. & my self has Recd I must have
Stopt my purchis: that is now nearly Gone and if the Collectors do
not pay me I shal not have mony to start the Cattle I have Ingaged.
When Capt Robt Dashiel went to Annapolis with the Soldiers &
provisions for the Armey I Lent him Sixteen of the public armes to
guard the Soldiers & provision, on his return I Landed them at
Vianna in Mr Willeim House, there the Enemy was Immediately

Conducted to which thev Caried off with all the amunition that was
with them. I am inform'd that their is a Number of arms at Talbut.
should be Glad your Excellency would allow vis to have Sum of them
as I have but one hundred before I Lost the 16, at Vianna, Upon
knowing of our people having ordered upon Guard the Enemy has
run down the sound, out of Our Reach Except we had proper Boats
to persue them, if they stay on the Island all our negroes will run
to them, & the Life of No whigg heare will be safe. The Vesels now
Loaded with public Corn & pork Can't posably go out of the River
with out a Convoy, & if it is not sent very soon the Bacon will be
grate part of it Lost.
The Toreys heare say that there is a large Imbarcation at New
York Bound to this bay: how they get their Intelegence I know not
but one thing I will Observe that they always have advice before us
from that Qr
Pray if you intend any more armes & Cartouch Boxes for us
please send an order by the barer

Red Book
No. 26
No. 51

[Joseph Dashiell, Salisbury, to Gov Lee]

Dr Sir I am Sorry to Inform you that a number of these New
Ras'd Troops that was sent up to Annapolis are returned into this
County and are here entertained by their friends: should be Glad
to know what reward is given for taking them up and how they are
to be Disposed of after they are apprehended as our Goals will not
hold them Several of them that Desarted and never went up is now
returned into the County and some of them Gone on board the
Enemy's Vesels :
As well as several other Toryes: sum of which I will mention.
Colo Gunbys Bro: Joseph Francis Cheney one Starling Robt Lam-
don. Geo. Herron &c &c and if a stop is not put to these Crusers

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