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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781
Volume 47, Page 102   View pdf image (33K)
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102 Letters to the Governor and Council

March 3
Brown Book
No. 7
Letter 70

Was I not sensible Sir, of the importance of this Expedition, of
the Happy effect it may Have for the advantage of all the states and
the more particular interest of some, I would not presume to trouble
your Excellency with a minute details of our boats. But unless the
afore mentioned articles are sent to this place with the Greatest
dispatch, it is my duty to observe to Your Excellency that delay will
Render our expedition very precarious. My uneasiness on this Head
Has Been increased By a Late Letter Received from the Commander
in chief, wherein He urges the necessity of Embarking immediately,
and from the nature of His plan observes the Great inconvenience of
Having laid our circumstances Before your Excellency and Hav-
ing taken the liberty to observe [damaged] .

March 3
Red Book
No. 27
Letter 63

[Stephen Stewart, West River, to the Council.]

this is to Give you the Earlyest notice that Jeams tucker is Com
home and that Capt John Harrison was Careyd to Charles town Put
on board of prison ship him and all his Crew whare Many ware
Pereshed to Deth Harrison is got as far as Eden town on his way
up now is there sick his Crew are still all on board of Prison Ships
thats alive Excepting one that maid his Escape by swimming and
has Got home Tucker Promised me to Com to you this Day he Can
Give you good Information he left the British fleet Sunday when the
french fleet left James River Munday week and went Down to the
Capes I am very thankful to you for the trubell you have been at to
Get my People Exchanged

March 3

[Zeph. Turner, Annapolis, to His Excellency Thos. Sim Lee Esqr
Governor & The Honble Council]

I Resign thp Appointment of Commissioner to settle and adjust
the accounts of the Troops of this State in the service of the United

March 4

[Thos Beall of Geo. Geo. Town to His Excellency
Thos Sim Lee Esqr.]
(favd by Capt. Jams Lingan)

I have been repeatedly called on by Detachments of Continental
as well as State Troops on their march to Southern Army, for Pro-
visions and Forage &c it has so happened that high Winds and
badness of wether prevented them geting to a Regular post to draw
the same.
Shall Esteem it a particular favour for your Orders how to pro-
ceed on like occations, I have Issued some Forage to Capt Golder &
Capt Brown of Artiry Inclosed is a Coppy of Orders from Brigr
Genl Morgan in favour of Mr Willm Dent Formerly a Resident of
this County — who is now here — drove by the Enemy with his Wife &

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