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

August 16
Red Book
No. 26
Letter

No. 72

our people cannot pay & I shall be obliged to Issue executions against
seven eights of the property in this County, or People, which will
bring their Tax to 75£ at Least in 100£ unless Your Excellency can
give us some Assistance either by furnishing me with Cash to recruit
or purchase with or Liberty to take grain in payment in Lieu of
money.
I have Little hopes that your Treasury is so supplyd with money
as to afford me some for old debts, but if its in Your Excellency
Power to enable me to stop my old Creditors from Harressing me to
death it will be ever remembered

Aug. 16
Red Book

No. 26
Letter

No. 72

A List of Recruits & Deserters sent to Annapolis by Captn Thomp-
son on board the Sloop Liberty Augt 17th 1780.

William Gloury enlisted in the regt Extraordinary
Francis McClain Do
John Butler Do Do
Peter Scott Do his enrollment given Capt Praul
James Scott Do
Thomas Beaver Do

Sent off before by Capt. Praul
Daniel King, a Deserter
desertd from him & again taken

A recruit sent before by Capn Praul
Edwd Freeman
& deserted from Annapolis

committd as a Deserter from 1st Maryd Regt
John Ofeild he had a pass from Genl Smallwood to continue
till his wounds got well

Thomas Renolds a Deserter
Thomas Archer a Deserter
John Sampson a Deserter

August 16

[Thomas Contee, Brookfield, to Council]

Recommends Mr. Wigglesworth, late from London who has
come to reside in Maryland.

August 16
Red Book
No. 32
Letter

No. 25

[James Caswell, Charles Town Cecil County to His Excellency
Thomas Sim Lee Esqr]
Sir Your Excellency and Council was Pleased the last spring to
Commission me as a Recruiting Officer of this County and furnished
me with an Order on the Collector for Three Thousand Dollars. Capt
Hamilton of the Maryland line was sent down from Camp to this
place on the recruiting Service with a Drum & Fife I could not (nor
did I attempt) make any Progress in Your Service while he Con-
tinued here but on his leaving this place I Misted Three and applyed
to Mr Hamilton Sheriff & Collector of this County for the money
on Account of that Order he made many Evasions and at last



 
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