might be got. Many Persons are dependent on me for Cash, if I am
not supplyd it may be of very disagreeable consequence to some.
If cash could now be advanced to the Farmers for which to be de-
liverd immediately after Harvest it wld be the surest meathod to
procure as speedy supply thereof for the Army which I fear will
not otherwise be obtained, for there is Little of the old Crop remain-
ing & something is necessary to induce the Farmers to Thrash out
their grain early. Our Crops are exceeding Good.
I have sent persons out to procure Saltd provision I have offerd
8 Dollars for Bacon pr lb but am told that 10 & 12 is what the people
expect, I wish to be informed from Your Excellency the price that
might or ought to be given As soon as I receive information shall
give your Excellency notice of what may be expected from us.
[T. Donellan, Baltimore to Gov Lee]
Sr This covers the Copy of a Letter Received this day from
Mr Jno Johnson A: D: Q. M: G at the Head of Elk respecting the
Fish purchased by your Excellency from Mr J. Hudson, to whom I
immediately communicated said Letter & his answer was that he
had nothing farther to do with the Fish
In obedience to Col Stones Letter of the 25th Inst. June last ex-
amined Upshal King's Pork, Three Barrels of wch was all that was
good which I Received from him together with 129 lbs of Bacon the
whole he had of that Specie.
It was not in my power untill this day to Execute Coll Stones
orders of the 4th Inst respecting a Quantity of Fish that Mr Poe
informed your Excellency of, but have now Purchased Eighty Bar-
rels of the Shad and Thirty three Barrels of the Herring and shiped
the whole for the Head of Elk together with the Pork & Bacon
bought of Upshal King
Four hundred & thirty five Barrels is the whole of the State Flour
that has as yet come to the Hands of Your Excellencys Most Obedt
[John A Thomas to Council]
Will accept colonelcy of regiment but no subordinate position.
[Luther Martin, Baltimore, to His Excellency The Governor]
Sir I do myself the Honour to inform your Excellency that a
certain Stephen Mitter of the State of Virginia stand indicted in the
General Court of this State for High Treason committed within this
State, he was committed to the Goal of this County from whence
he escaped, soon after which I met with him in Virginia and had
him secured and delivered to the Sheriff of Worcester to be sent to
Baltimore but he again made his Escape.
I am informed by a Letter of the fifth Instant from Colo T. Bayly
one of the Delegates of the State of Virginia, that he is now con-