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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781
Volume 47, Page 372   View pdf image (33K)
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372 Letters to the Governor and Council

July 26

to the limitation of price of the Tobacco & flour I propose to leave
here in about two days & unless ordered by you do not intend to
Annapolis. The Season advances & I shall wish to be on my Voyage
as soon as may be. The time I stay at Baltimore will be very short.

July 26

[Arthur Whiteley, Dorchester County, to His Excellency Thos Sim
Lee Esqr]

Mr Woolford our late Sheriff having Resigned his Office, Mr
Jno Stevens, the Bearer hereof, is desirous of Obtaining the Com-
mission he has farmd the sheriffs office of Mr Woollford and I be-
leve has hitherto given satisfaction, he is also Collector of the Tax
for this County the present year, and if y Excellency should think
proper to Intrust him, with the sheriffs office I am fully of the op-
pinion that he will discharge the trust Reposed in him.

July 26

[John Steward Lt Col. & P. C. M. to The Honbl the President
of Council]

In the examination of the prisoner brought before this Court
it appears that a certain John Collins who was inlisted for the Extra
Regiment did desert to Kent County, after remaining there untill
the last draft he was hired as a substitute for a Captain Williamson's
Class. I think it my Duty to acquaint you of the Premises that you
may take such order there in as to you may appear right. I have the
Honor to be your obedt Servt

July 27

[Capt. J. W. Archer, Annapolis, To Honorable Major General
Smallwood, Annapolis]

The disinterested views with which I entered into the army of
the United States; the persevering ardor with which I have con-
tinued to lend my feeble assistance in support of the rights of man-
kind justify me in saying, that I am most anxious to put myself in a
situation where I can render most service to my country, as well as
pay those little attentions to rank which every soldier feels.
Conversant in the modes and discipline of Cavalry I am induced
to offer my service to command a Troop of the Militia horse now
raising in this state.
If you think I merit this appointment you will have the goodness
to make my name known to the Governor & Council.

July 27

[Edwd Gaither Jr Commissary of A. A. County, Elk Ridge, to
Gov. Lee.]

I send to Anns five head of Beef Cattle I expected to have sent
thirteen head, but the People has disappointed me in the delivery of
them, you may depend on my useing my endeavours to procure the
number of Cattle I am directed to do, as soon as Posable — you can-
not conceive the dificulties I am under in procuring them after I have

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