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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 358   View pdf image (33K)
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358 Proceedings and Correspondence

March 20 '
Liber No. 78
P. 94

to the Lieutenants of Washington and Montgomery desiring them to
furnish such a Number of Men as you may require. We acknowledge
the receipt of your Letter and have appointed Capt. Mountjoy Bailey
to receive and take Care of the recruits passed in your County.

p. 95

[Council to Capt. Mountjoy Bailey.]

We have appointed you to receive and provide for the recruits
raised in Frederick County, agreeable to an Act of the General
Assembly of last Session, we request you will undertake this Duty
and have the recruits provided with every thing necessary and to use
every effectual Measure to prevent Desertion we shall furnish with
Cloathing as soon as we are enabled to do it.


[Council to Lieutenants of Washington and Montgomery.]

Agreeably to a Resolution of Congress, the Convention Troops
are to be removed from this State to Lancaster in Pensylvania we
have wrote to the Lieutenant of Frederick to march them as soon as
possible and to call on you and the Lieutenant of Washington for
such Aid of the Militia as he may think sufficient with those of his
County to guard the Troops. On his Application you will order such
Numbers of Militia as he may request for his Duty without further


[Council to Messrs. Robert Purviance, Matthew Ridley, and
William Patterson Merchants.]

We received your letter of the iofh covering the Engagement of
the Gentlemen of Baltimore and an Extract of a Letter from
Mr McHenry of the 6th. we very much applaud the Zeal and Activity
of the Gentlemen of Baltimore and think their readiness to assist at
a Time when they were destitute of the Means of providing those
Things which were immediately necessary for the Detachment under
the Command of the Marquis De la Fayette, justly entitles them to
the Thanks of the Public. We cannot but approve of the Proceedings
of those Gentlemen and assure you, we will adopt any expedient to
prevent any Individual of that Body from suffering or being in the
least embarrassed by his Engagement for the State. As soon as we
are informed by the Committee of the Amount of the Sums advanced
by their Constituents and the Extent of their Engagements to procure
the numerous Articles required for the use of the Detachment, we
will transmit orders on the Collectors of Baltimore County for such a

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sum as will cover the whole. We think it reasonable the State should
pay the Value of Money advanced and Interest thereon, until paid
and do agree to pay the Value with Interest, to those Gentlemen who
have made Advances and will give an order on the Collectors of
Baltimore for their reimbursement.

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