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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
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28 Journal and Correspondence

July 24

Officers for the 28th Batt. Maryland Militia in Caroline County

Thomas Casson resigned Allenby Jump. Capt. James Casson
1 Lt Solomon Kinton T. 2 Lt Assa Banning Ens.
William Whiteley, Lieut.

July 25

[Jesse Hollingsworth Baltimore to His Excellency Thos Sim Lee]

Sir I have Desir'd Mr Loney the Barer to Call on you for the
amount of the Order for the Good Sold to your Agent Sum time ago
I realy am in Want and should take it a Perticuler favour if you
would send me the amount of the 12 bbls of Shugar and the Coffy
or Part of them as you Can, Money is Very Scarse with me and I
Cannot Rais enuf to Pay Mv Debts I asure you I am Paying Intrest
for a Large Sum of Money Because I Cannot Receve mine from
the Publick which I think Rather hard and when I saw you Last I
Was Satisfyd to Wait a While But I think it may be now Convenient
as it is severall Weeks your Compliance Will Oblige your Humble
Serv'

July 25

[Jno Smoot Cambridge to His Excellency Governor Lee]

Sir We are extremely distressed in the lower parts of this County
by the armed Boats, supposed to be maned by the torys, every day
we hear of Vessels being taken by them, in Hoopers Streights and
the sound, none of those Boats has any larger Guns on board then
Swivels & muskets, they took a vessel from me last week loaded
with Tobo this loss is very considerable I shall apply to Col Hooper
for some of the Militia and intend to go in pursuit of them the day
after to-morrow. Could Your excellency send one of the State Boats
to meet me the last of this week at Hoopers Streights, I should be
much in hopes we could give a good Acco' of them, I am inform'd
from Good authority that it is the inhabitants of the Islands that
mans the Boats & takes the Vessels & carrys them below to the
English. I wish I was Justifiable in Burning their Houses & Hang-
ing them, I am sure it would be doing a public Good,
two Vessels was taken yesterday in the Streights I am Just this
minute informed one was loaded with corn belonging to the
continent.

July 25

[Dan'1 Jenifer, Portobacco, to Gov. Lee]

Sir When I had the honor of addressing your Excellency the
22d Curt by Col. Stone I omitted requesting your Excellency and
the Council to inform me what price I am to give for wheat and
Beef From the Law; the people are induced to believe that they are
to receive 22..10..0 p Bushel for their wheat and £ plb for their
Beef without reflecting that those prices are only to go in discharge
of their tobacco assessment. I shall be happy to have some certain



 
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