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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 61   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Maryland. 61

[Pat. Sim Smith Calvert County to Gov Lee]

Sir I have Contracted for a Considerable Quantity of wheat
payable in money & Certificates as I shall want, the money Immedi-
ately, wish to have an order on the Collectors of our County for as
much as may be necessary for the purpose of Complying with my
I have not as yet engaged more than five or Six hundred Bushells,
tho have promises of as much more as soon as it can be got out of
the Straw. I wrote last week by our Post requesting an order on
the Collectors but as I did not receive it, fear the letter has miscarried.
Have herewith inclosed a Transcript of the Condemnation of a
Negro for Felony at our last Court, together with a Petition from
the Justices & other Inhabitants of the County for a Reprieve

August 25

[U. Forrest to Gov'r Lee]

Sir The bearer Mr Jacob Gray who is a sergt in the 2d Maryland
Regiment, has been some Time from the Army, owing to the loss of
his Arm; he has made repeated applications to me, for to request
that your Excelly would be pleased to order him a shirt Overalls,
Shoes and some other Articles, but from my knowing the scarcity
of these things, I have hitherto denied him.
The furnishing him with these few Articles cannot make any
great detention, in forwarding these Troops, and will be rendering
his situation much more Comfortable

August 25

[Moses Rawlings Fort Frederick to His Excellency
Thomas Sym Lee Esquire]

Sir I have the honour to inform your Excellency that I find it
impossible to make any Purchases worth while with Certificates, for
any of the articles specified in the Act of Assembly for the immediate
supply of the army, as for Beef & Porke in Barrels there is none in
this County to be Bought
Bacon I could buy a little for Cash, there will be a great Deal of
Wheat to be bought in this County, but none at present because The
Farmers have not begun to Thrash,
it appears To me as if the Inhabitants of this County will pay the
last Assesment entirely in wheat, so that we shall get no Beef that
way, the people Expect to get 60 Dollars pr Bushel for their wheat
as they are allow'd that by the Act of Assembly in paying off there
Assessment, But I am Fully Convinc'd it Can be Bought upon much
Better Terms for Cash, I have bespoak a Number of Flour Barrels,
shall have the Wheat Manufactured as fast as the People Brings it
to the Different Mills
There may be a great many Cattle bought in this County, and the
sooner I can begin on this Business the better. If your Excellency

August 26

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