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

August 20

being so infested by the Enemy, I thought it too hazardous to risque
it, Since which from being Stored in a very Close room there is
about Two hundred Bushels damaged, which if you think it advis-
able I cou'ld get exchanged for new Corn at the fall

August 21

[Jas. Gillespie, Wash. Co., to Gov. Lee]

[Accepts commision in extra regiment and expects to go to
Annapolis on August 23].

August 21
Red Book
No. 23

No. 68

[Thos. Polk, Charlotte, to Gov. Lee]

May it please your Excellency Some time ago I received an
Appointment from Major Genl Gates as Commissary Genl of pur-
chases for the Army under his command upon receipt of which I
have Applied my own money exerted my Credit & purchased a Con-
siderable Quantity of provisions a great part of which now remain
at the Magazine here and at other convenient places I Continue to
supply the retreating troops from the late unhappy Defeats & intend
to Continue to purchase and Supply. I am now in need of money and
hath Dispatched the bearer Major Wm Polk with an order from Genl
Gates for £100,000 Virginia Cury wch I hope will be duly honored
without delay

August 22

Red Book
No. 32
No. 8

[Timothy Pickering, quarter master general to Gov. Lee]

Sir You will doubtless have been informed, that by the new
plan for conducting the quarter master general's department it is
required that the deputy quarter master of a State be approved by
the executive thereof. I therefore do myself the honour to acquaint
you that I have appointed Donaldson Yates Esqr deputy quarter
master for the States of Maryland and Delaware of which I request
the approbation of your Excellency and the honourable council of
Maryland, so far as the appointment relates to your States; and that
you will be pleased to favour me with your determination as soon
as shall be convenient.
I have the honour to be with very great respect your Excellency's
most obedient Servant
P. S. Mr Yates dwells at Turner's Creek, Kent County on the
eastern shore, but if his appointment be approved, he will remove
to the Head of Elk.

August 22

[James Hindman Talbot County to His Excellency
Thomas Sim Lee]

Sir I wrote you a fortnight ago by Mr Gibson, and flattered
myself with an answer on his return, but am much disappointed,

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