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

March 13
Liber C. B.

No. 24
P. 58

That the said Treasurer pay to Christian Lybrant sixty nine
pounds ten shillings and one penny half penny of the same Emission
due him per Account passed by the Aud. Genl
That the Armourer deliver to Capt Nicholas Martin of the Brig
Nesbitt one Barrel of Powder to be accounted
That the Issuing Commissary deliver to Lieut Christ0 Richmond
fifteen and a half Gallons of Rum, and sixty pounds of Sugar due
him to the first Instant.
Commission of Letters of Marque & Reprisal issued to Nich"
Martin Commander of the Brig Nesbitt one hundred & twenty five
Tons burthen navigated by thirty men, mounting fourteen Carriage
Guns and belonging to John Nesbitt and Robert Morris of Phila-
delphia and Stephen Steward of Maryland.
Permission given to William Smith Esqr of this State to take with
him Edward Rounds and Ann Stevenson the Children of Henry &
Ann Stevenson now in the City of New York, and to Solicit Leave
from His Excellency General Washington or the Commanding Offi-
cer at the out Posts of the American Army at Elizabeth Town for
said Edward Rounds & Ann Stevenson to go into the City of New

March 14
Liber No. 78
p. 88

[Council to Commodore Nicholson.]

We thank you for the Intelligence you have communicated, i f any
other Disposition of the Vessels in the Harbour are necessary, we
request you to make such without consulting us on the Measure,
and should you want any of the Boats in the Harbour for Express
or Look out Boats, you will immediately order those that you may
think proper on that Service, we shall give every Aid in our power
to cooperate for the Protection of the Troops and transports, the
Cannon shall be ordered to the places you mention but without your
Assistance and that of the Commanding Officer of the Detachment
we shall not be able to transport and mount them.


[Council to Colonel Hooe.]

We this Moment received Information from Mr McHenry that
two british Sloops of War lie within five or six Miles of the Trans-
ports. The Commodore does not apprehend any Danger from these
Vessels, but as they may be supported by others of superiour Force.
It is deemed advisable that every Precaution should be immediately
taken that is necessary for the security of the Troops and Vessels.
It has been suggested that great Support may be derived from the
Wind Mill Fort if put in repair. This or any other Measure that may
be concerted by you in Conjunction with the Commodore we shall
acquiesce in and render most chearfully every Assistance in our
Power to give Efficacy to it. The Marquis was of opinion if any
Attempt should be made by the Enemy against our Vessels two small

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