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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 288   View pdf image (33K)
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288 Proceedings and Correspondence

January 25
Liber C. B.
No. 24

Carroll Esquire who resigned his seat by Letter on the 17th Instant
when Stephen West, Samuel Hanson, Edward Coursey James
McHenry and John Brice were put in nomination and the Ballots
being taken Stephen West. Edward Coursey James McHenry and
John Brice had an equal number, the Council then proceeded to
Ballot a second time confining their Ballots to the said four Gentle-
men having an equal number of votes and the ballots being again
equal for the said four Gentlemen the Council proceeded to determine
the Election by Lot, which fell upon Stephen West Esquire who is
declared duly elected.

January 25
Liber No. 78
p. 43

[Council to Colonel Adams.]

The General Assembly having directed this Board to remove the
heavy Canon from this City to a place of greater Security we have
for that Purpose employed a Sloop to transport them to the Indian
landing, and cannot procure a sufficient Force to put on Board and as
we understand there are a Number of Soldiers more than sufficient
for the Guard, we shall be obliged to you to order as many of them
as may be necessary to assist in putting them on Board and we will
make them a reasonable Compensation.


[Council to Mr. William Matthews.]

Your letter of the 23d Instant came to Hand and we have been
informed by Colonel Hollingsworth one of the Gentlemen appointed
to carry the late Act into Execution, of his having Stopped the
Quantity of Flour you mention. It is not the Intention of the Law
that Flour purchased for the Bank and going to the Army should be
seized but the Design of the Law is to prevent Flour being exported
out of the State for any sinister or private Purpose; In thus express-
ing our opinion we do not mean to cast any Imputation on the Agents
of the Bank. We have given Directions to Colonel Hollingsworth
to enquire whether the Flour taken was bought for the Bank and
for the use of the Army, and if he should be satisfied that it was to
restore it to you otherwise it will be disposed of in the Manner pre-
scribed by the Law.


[Council to Thos. Richardson, Esqr.]

We received yours by Capt Lingan and are really sorry it is not
in our Power to supply you with any Money there not being a Far-
thing of either Continental or State Money in the Treasury, so soon
as any conies in and an Opportunity offers you may depend upon
receiving the sum you wrote for.

p. 44

[Council to General Gist.]

Your Favor of the 24th Instant was handed to us by Mr Poe.
It gives us great Concern that we cannot comply with your Request.

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