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

August 11
Red Book
No. 29
Letter
No. 4

confined for Desertion, I beg leave to request that your Excellency
would lay the matter before the Council. They with Your Excel-
lency being the only Persons capable of such Transactions. I shall
take the Liberty to observe that the man offered in Exchange is
represented to me by Lieut Colder as much better calculated for
a Soldier than the Prisoner, he being old & Deaf, should waited on
your Excellency but am so unwell that I cannot stir out. I am with
every Pertinent of Respect Yr Very hble Servt

August 12

[J. Crawford Ad. G'l 8th Pena. Regt Fort Pitt to Capt Thos Beall,
Lt. Col. Rawlins Corp]

Sir You are arrestd by order of the Commcl' For discharging a
soldier (after being duly Inlisred and receiving his Regts cloathing)
through Private and Interested Views & thereby Defrauding the
United States.

August 13

[Tho. Price Fredk Town to the Governor and Council]

Gentlemen Agreeable to your Inctructions I have to inform yon

that I have Contracted for about five hundred Bushels of wheat,
and upwards one hundred Barrels of Flour, the greatest part of it
delivered the wheat at f 22...10 pr Bushel and Flour at 67.. 00 pr
hundred, for which I have paid to some one half to others a third
and some less in cash, to others certificates have paid for the whole,
I have for some time stopd contracting for any part in cash and
think it would be advisable to stop purchasing for certificates if
Money can be had, for larger quantities may be purchased at forty
& forty five dollars pr Bushel for cash then with certificates at sixty,
upon an average it will take about a third cash for my purchase
therefore I hope you will furnish me with £2250 more which I think
will enable me to comply with my contracts an order one the Col-
lector of this County may do tho I have not as yet received the
amount of the other order, he complains that cash comes in very
slow. This is the first oppertunity I have met since my last other-
ways I should give this information sooner Colo Stones letter of
the 25th of last month respecting hats did not come to hand till
yesterday. The Hatters have engaged to get three hundred ready
by this day week for which they have agreed to take seventy Dollars
pr Hat but they must have the cash on the delivery of Hats they also
will ingage to have five or six hundred more done in about four
or five weeks if wanted money is very scarce here which has induced
the hatters to fall ten dollars on each hat some of the Shoemakers
have offered to deliver shoes at from eighty to seventy five dollars
pr pare Colo Stone desired I would describe the quality of the linnen
I mention'd in my last I mentioned could be purchased at 40 dollars
pr yard my meaning was linnen fitting for Soldiers Shirts about a



 
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