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

August 2
Liber No. 78
p. 235

Extracts herewith transmitted will give you all the Intelligence re-
ceived. The Lieutenant of Flarford has Directions to order the
Militia of that County to be in readiness to march when ordered, In
sending succour from this Post we must be governed by the Move-

P. 236

ments of the Enemy and you may be assured we shall do every Thing
possible for your Support

Ibid

[Council Circular to Lieuts Washington, Montgomery, Prince
George's, Frederick and Charles Counties]

By Letters received this Day by Express from the Marquis de la
Fayette and Doctr McIIenry his Aid we have the Strongest Assur-
ances that the Enemy from Portsmouth to the Number of 12 or 1300
meditate an Invasion of this State, Baltimore is mentioned in par-
ticular forty sail of Vessels with twelve Barges full of Men sailed on
the 31st from Cape Henry up the Bay, but the Tide and wind being
against them, they were obliged to come to an Anchor off Cherry-
stones about eleven Miles from the Cape, since we have no Intelligence
we wish to be prepared to receive them and therefore think it proper
to order all the select Militia in your County with the light Horse, if
any, immediately to this Place properly accoutred, you will not delay
a Momment forwarding them.
With this Addition to the Lieutenant of Frederick County, we
are informed that two Sadlers of your Town have about fifty Sadies
and Bridles fit for light Horse as they are much wanted we request
you to purchase them or any Number immediately, upon the best
Terms you can, to be paid in the new Money, should the Men refuse
to sell them upon reasonable Terms, you are hereby authorised to seize
them for the use of the State.

August 3
Liber C. B

No. 24

p. 123

Sunday 5tn August 1781

Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to Capt. John Sears
Twenty pounds of the Bills emitted under the " Act for the Emission
of Bills of Credit not exceeding two hundred thousand pounds &ca
of the money appropriated for the present Campaign to be Accounted
for.

August 3
Liber No. 78

P. 236

[Council to John Smith Brookes.]

Since our last It has become absolutely necessary to encrease the
Number of Cattle we directed you to send to this City, and request you
will immediately forward forty more in Addition to what we have
already ordered

Ibid

[Council to Daniel Jenifer, Esqr.]

We are in want of Beef Cattle for the regulars and Militia, and as
there are some Parts of your County much exposed to the Ravages



 
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