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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 355   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Maryland. 355


[Council to Governor Jefferson.]

We beg Leave to refer your Excellency to our Letter of Yesterday
giving a short Account of the Transports and Troops from the Head
of Elk being sate in this Harbour. We shall adopt such Measures to
guard and subsist the Convention Troops and British Prisoners cap-
tured in the Action of the Cowpens, on their March through this
State as may be necessary and consonant to a Resolution of Congress
of the 3d Instant and such as the Means in our power may afford.
We have wrote to the President of the State of Pensylvania fully
on the Subject of the March of there Troops. Matters remain in the
same State as Yesterday respecting the British Ships and Forces
here we are extraordinary anxious to hear from the Marquis and the
Situation of the Southern Army.

March 17
Liber No. 78
p. 92

[Council to Andrew Buchanan, Esqr.]

Two armed Schooners supposed to be British passed the Ships
lying off this Harbour yesterday, and proceeded up the Bay im-
mediately, we do not know what there Intentions are but suppose
them to be on a plundering Expedition.

March 18
Liber No. 78
p. 92

[Council to John Thompson, Esqr.]

Yesterday two armed Schooners passed by the Ships off this
Harbour and proceeded immediately up the Bay, they are supposed
to be British what their Intentions are we do not know but presume
they are on a plundering Expedition. As there are large Quantities
of Stores at the Head of Elk, it may be an Object with them to

Ibid.

destroy or take them, and therefore we request you in Case there
should not be any regular Troops at the Head of Elk to order out
one hundred Militia to be commanded by a Capt Lieutenant and
Ensign to be stationed there to protect the Stores until further
Orders from this Board or until you hear of the Enemy going down
the Bay.

p. 93

Monday 19th March 1781

Ordered That the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt. Benjamin
Price to be delivered over to Ensign Roger Nelson of the 6th Regt
twelve pounds ten Shillings and nine pence of the new Emission due
him p Acct passed by the D. Aud.
That the said Treasurer pay to the said Capt. Benjamin Price of
the 2d Regimt six pounds, eight shillings and three pence of the
same Emission due him for Stores per Account passed by the D. Aud.
That the said Treasurer pay to William Whetcroft eighteen
pounds, fifteen shillings of the same Emission due him per Acct
passed by the D. Aud.

March 19
Liber C. B.
No. 24
p. 60



 
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