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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1780-1781
Volume 45, Page 63   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Maryland. 63

[Jos'a Beall, Lieut, Ps Gs Cty to His Excellency
Thos Sim Lee, Esqr]

Sr I received Yours of the 19. 21 & 22d Yesterday Evening
William Ussher was a Substitute I passed, I thought him rather
Old, but finding from the information of those who knew him, that
he had always been a healthy hearty man I lookt on him as a man
that might be usefull in the Army, Thomas Walls I have Under-
stood by some persons since I sent him off, that Edward Magruder
the head of the Class who procured him, gave him £400. more than
they had agreed for, to conceal his sore leg from Colll Addison the
field officer who past him, This has Occasioned a dispute with many
of the Class about paying for him, and as there has been but a small
part of the money paid I shall Endeavr to prevent any farther pay-
ments, Benjn Whitmore thought his Enrolement was returned to me,
which I inclosed with the Others, it seems he was an apprentice &
taken away by his Master, so that the Class will be obliged to pro-
cure another or pay the money. Edward Donahy & George Bryan
I shall Endeavour to have apprehended if to be found in the county.
James More is supposed to have stole a horse & gon off, I imployed
a man to go after him, & furnished him with money in case he
could here of him, to pursue him, but as we could then get no intelli-
gence of him, or which way he had gon, I thought it would be spend-
ing the publick money to very little purpose, I have since heard he
has been seen on his way to Carolina. I shall loose no time in in-
deavouring to procure grain, which I think will be much Easier come
at than Either the money or men, I have as yet recruited only two
men which stands me in £3000. Each That busness will be at an
End here for some time, as I Understand the Virginians are giving
£3000 for men to serve only 18 months

August 28

[Ben Stoddart War Office to Col Jas. Wood Commanding at the
Convention Barracks, Virginia]

Sir At the request of Col. Fitzhugh of Maryland the Board have
Consented that Capt. Geo. Brodie of the Convention Troops, be per-
mitted to Visit his relations in Maryland
You will be released therefore to take his Parole for the purpose.
To return when called for

A Copy of the passport

The Bearer Captain George Brodie, of the 21st British Regiment
having obtained Permission from the Continental Board of War, to
reside in the State of Maryland, untill he shall be called for By
Authority. Captain Brodie is hereby Permited with two Servant;
to Pass to, and remain in the State of Maryland untill further Or-
ders. As Captain Brodie has since I have had the Direction of the

: August 28
Red Book
No. 32

No. 5

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