it in either of my letters And only beg him to observe that I cannot
learn that any of the Disaffected in Somerset Joined them tho fre-
quently applied to by them for that purpose. I omited to inform
you that the recruits sent up by this Oppty from this County has not
received their bounty If I had have Received as much publick money
should have paid them but did not.
A List of Arms Accoutrements & Ammunition belonging to the
State in Somerset County August 16th 1780.
Viz no Stand of Arms with Bayonets. 100 Catridge boxes 2
barrels of Powder I CWt Lead 4 Riem of Catridge Paper
[Pat. Sim Smith, Calvert, to His Excellency Thomas Sim Lee Esqr]
Sir The Commissioners of the Tax for this County never ap-
pointed Collectors and they are now proceeding to make the Col-
lections. As I have contracted for a Considerable Quantity of wheat
which will be ready in a short time, payable in Certificates of money.
I wish to be furnished with an order on the Collectors for what Cash
I may have Occasion for, I Cannot ascertain the time but suppose
that is not material.
Shall be glad to have the order by return of the Post and am in
[W. H. Jenifer, Portobacco, to Gov. Lee]
Sir My Father, who is extremely ill, has desired that I would
return your Excellency the general Account of his Purchases of
Provision in this County; with an Account of the Certificates issued
for the payment of the Provisions. And also to request that some
other person may be appointed Commissary of Purchases in his
stead, as from his present ill State of Health he is apprehensive that
it will not be in his power to execute the Office as it ought to be.
He would wish that Mr Gerard B. Causin & Mr John Muschett could
be jointly appointed. They are Gentlemen of Integrity and Industry
and most fervently attached to the Cause of America. My Father is
of opinion that 250 Beeves or more, and 3000 Buschells of Wheat
may be had in this Country. Had his Health have permitted he in-
tended to have begun receiving the Wheat on the 1st of September and
the Beef about the 25th of the same Month. He desires me likewise to
inform your Excellency that it would be adviseable to have all the
wheat, purchased in this County removed before it is manufactured,
as the State of the Mills are such that there would be a risque of its
being Spoiled, they having neither screens or cooling Floors. As
soon as he is sufficiently recovered he will wait upon your Excellency
with a State of his proceedings for the State.
His Illness has been brought on by the great Fatigue he has
undergone in endeavoring to procure supplies for the Army.