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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 416   View pdf image (33K)
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416 Proceedings and Correspondence

April 26
Liber C. B.

No. 24

That the Armourer deliver to Colo Tootell twenty stand of Arms
complete with Accoutrements and ten rounds of Cartridges for the use
of a Guard of Militia ordered with the Prisoners of War in this City
to Frederick Town to be by him Accounted for.
That the Issuing Commissary deliver to William Sanders Quarter
Master for the West River Battalion of Militia, one Bushel of Salt
for the use of the said Militia.
Mr Lyde Goodwin is appointed Surgeon to the Troop of light
Horse raised in Baltimore Town and Commanded by Nicholas Rux-
ton Moore.
Capt John Deaver was tried by a Court Martial held in Baltimore
the 24th April 1781 whereof Colo Samuel Smith was President and
sentenced to be Cashierd which Sentence is Confirmed by this Board
and Commissions issued to James Tool appointed Captain in his room.
Samuel Sadler first Lieut and also to George Lux first Lieut of Capt
Frederick Deams Company in the Baltimore Town Battalion of
Militia in Baltimore County.
Warrant issued Directed to Capt. Gilbert Middleton to impress six
hands for the purpose of Manning the State Boat Plater as a look1

April 26
Liber No. 78
P. 143

[Council to Col. Samuel Smith.]

Your Letter of the 25th Instant we have received. Fines imposed
on the Militia must be collected and disposed of according to Law
we have no Power of appropriating them to the Defence of Baltimore
Town, if we had and should do it, much Clamour would be excited
thereby throughout the rest of the State and therefore we cannot
comply with your Request. The Sentence of the Court Martial is
approved and we have commissioned James Tool Samuel Sadler and
George Lux and should have commissioned the other Gentlemen

p. 144

recommended, if you had informed us how the Vacancies happened,
we sent you a Commission for Jacob Brown the Day before Yes-


[Council to Mr. Robert Ballard.]

We cannot exempt you from Militia Duty, if you can Satisfy Genl
Buchanan to whom we refer you that you are incapable of bearing
Arms, we are convinced he will not permit you to remain in such
a Situation as will render you liable to be called on to do duty.


[Council to Thomas Stone, Esqr.]

We have received your Letter of the 23d and are fully sensible
of the exposed Situation of your Coasts, and extremely willing to do
every thing within our Power to prevent the Ravages of the Enemy.
We approve of employing such a look out Boat as you mention and
of such a Number of Men either of the Militia or others as may most

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