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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 13   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Maryland. 13

of them. In a few days you'll be informed of the success I'll meet
[Joseph Beall, ' Malbro,' to Gov. Lee.]

July 13

[Asks for part of his pay]

[Jno. Mitchell, D. Q. M. Gl., Philada, to His Excellency, Gov. Lee]
Sir The inclosed Letters are of the utmost Importance particu-
larly that for Major Galvan, It is the particular request of his Excel-
lency the Chevalier De la Luzurne that you wou'd be pleased to order
the Letter for Major Galvan sent forward with the Utmost dispatch
the bearer will return here with your comands. If your Excellency
will favor me with the names & Stations of the Express's Stationed
in your State it will enable me to send on the Dispatches with more
expedition & prevent our sending on our Expresses further then

July 13
July 13

[Rich'd Dallam, Harford County to His Excellency
Thos Sim Lee Esqr.]
Sir Mr Benjamin Scott held a first Lieutenancy in the Maryland
line, & served some considerable Time with Credit, but from Indis-
position was obliged to Resign his Commission & Leave the Army.
He has now recovered his Health and is desireous again of serving
his Country Line as for some time entittled to the Command of a
Company I will now except of one in the Regt extraordinary to be
raised. I am Authorised to say that he is a Gentn Who's Conduct &
Bravery deserves Your Excellency notice. I also take the Liberty
to mention two Other Gen" of distinguished merit but who's per-
ticular situation in the Army has heretofore prevented their promo-
tion. Captn Alexander Lawson Smith was appointed early in the
beginning of the War to the Command of a Company in a Rifle
Regiment: raised between Maryland & Virginia, it being an inde-
pendent Regiment raised for three years the Officers had no advan-
tage of any Vacancies in the line by which enferior younger Officers
have been promoted & Command them, That is gauling to men of
feeling & Military Honor,
Captn John Carlile was appoint'd to the Command of a Company
in Colo Hasens commonly call'd the Congress regiment which is also
detatchd from the Line and he has sum Younger Officers promoted
above him.
I have allways felt an unwillingness to mention or Recommend
any Gentn for Appointments, but knowing the merrit of these two
I cannot avoid recommending them for perferment in the nine Regi-
ments now to be raised. Captn Smith is now in the County and if
Honord with a Commission will be active & usefull in procuring
Men for the Regiment.
The Situation of this County is discouraging We have not money
sufficient in it to give as Bounty for the Substitutes or Recruits that

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