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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
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252 Proceedings and Correspondence

December 22
Liber No. 78

p. 22

[Council Circular to the Persons appointed to carry the Embargo
Act into Execution.]

Confiding in your Patriotic Zeal and Activity, we have appointed
you in Conjunction with
to assist in carrying into Execution the enclosed Act to prohibit
the Exportation of Indian Corn &ca a great Scarcity of the Articles
enumerated in the Act will be created, Price will be enhanced and
the Difficulties of obtaining Supplies for the Army will be aug-
mented. If every Exertion is not made and the utmost Vigilance
used to prevent a Removal of these Articles out of the State by
designing and enterprising Persons whose Prospect of Grain [gain?]
may induce them to attempt an Evasion of the said Act at every
Hazard. We are too well acquainted with your Attachment to your
Country, its Liberties and Independance to suppose the above Succes-
tions are by any Means necessary to stimulate you to give the greatest
Attention to this Business, but we thought it our Duty to disclose
what has occured to us relative to this Subject. When you stop any
of the Articles enumerated in the said Act which is about to be carried
or removed out of the State, You are to give Information of it to a
Magistrate and cause it to be deposited in such Place as he shall
appoint. You will take Care to let us know frequently what you do
under the said Act.


[Council to General Washington.]

Yesterday we had the Honor of receiving your Excellencys Favour
of the 10th Instant. The Instructions you were pleased to give rela-
tive to depositing the Supplies required of this State, shall be strictly
attended to. We have the Honor to be with the highest Respect and
Esteem &ca


[Council to Naval Officer of Baltimore.]

We have sent Mr Garretson the Sheriff of Baltimore an Act to
prevent the Exportation of Indian Corn &ca and directed him to
publish it immediately, As we have not Time to send you a Copy by
this opportunity we refer you to him. We have likewise directed

P. 23

him to publish our Proclamation, preventing all Vessels from leav-
ing the Port of Baltimore and the Branches of Patapsco for a
limitted Time.

December 23
Liber C. B.
No. 24
p. 18

Saturday 23d December 1780

Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to James Ring-
gold Twenty two pounds, six shillings of the new Emission to be
delivered over to Richard Spencer in lieu of eight hundred and
ninety two pounds due him per Account passed by the Audr Genl

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