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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 543   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Maryland. 543

You will observe that the Marquis's Forces are marching to assist us.
We think there is strong Probability that this Movement is a Conse-
quence of the material Plan mentioned in Germains Letters and after
ravaging our Coasts and Shores, they will attempt to establish them-
selves at Elk. We have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of
Mr Tilghman's Letter of the 1st Instant and think it absolutely neces-
sary your Honours should be immediately informed of the Move-
ments and Designs of the Enemy have taken the Liberty to direct
the Commodore to return without Delay with this Letter. Your
Assistance in having the Draughts forwarded from the several
Counties will oblige us.

August 4
Liber No. 78
P. 234

[Council to Mr. Mollohan]

We request you make Sale of the Tobacco sent to you by this
State and deliver to the Delegates from Maryland in Congress the


Sums of Money by them respectively called for out of the Sales.
Mr Mollohan.

p. 235

[Council to Delegates in Congress]


We have directed Mr Mollohan to deliver to you from the Sales
of Tobacco in his Hands the Sums of Money you may call for, The
General Assembly have directed that one half only of your Allowance
should be paid in this Manner and we beg Leave Gentlemen to men-
tion their Directions as a Guide for your Demands

[Council to Andrew Buchanan, Esqr.]

From Information just received from the Marquis and Doctr
McHenry, we no longer doubt of the Designs of the Enemy they are
certainly destined for Baltimore Town or the Head of the Bay, the
former is the most probable this is the Day of Trial, now must the
State of Maryland exert herself, and prove she is worthy of the
inestimable Blessings we are contending for; that Love of Country
and Disinterestedness which predominated in every Brest at the
Beginning of this War will revive and shine forth with the most
splendid Lustre more will a virtuous Emulation prompt us to achieve
Feats of the most distinguished Valour. We confide in your skill
and Activity and are convinced every Disposition will be made to put
the Town and County in a proper State of resistance, we have
directed the Lieutenant of Frederick County to order his Troop of
Horse and all their select Militia to your Assistance and have enclosed
Commissions for Troop. All the public Stores must be immediately
moved out of Town to Places of Security in the County, and the
Inhabitants of the Town must move out all their Goods and valuable
Property. The Marquis with his Army is moving this way. The


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