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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781
Volume 47, Page 4   View pdf image (33K)
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4 Letters to the Governor and Council

January 5

Hour afterwards Hunter and Shoemaker came to his House, and
supped with him; that Hunter appeared drunk, and Shoemaker for
the first Time discovered by his Conversation, that he was disaf-
fected to the Government; that Shoemaker went the same Evening
with Hunter to Hunter's House and, as this Deponent has been
informed, remained there all Night, and went on Board early the
next Morning, and was the same Day, taken Prisoner.
And this Deponent further says, that he knows nothing of Hun-
ter's having been with the said Shoemaker before or since the said
Time; that he has known Hunter many years; that Hunter is gener-
ally reported an honest man, and good Whig and that he believes
him to be such. And further this Deponent says not.
And, on the said 5th of January, Captain Thomas Cleland made
Oath before the Subscriber, that about the year 1777 he heard Hun-
ter talk of his native Country Great — Britain and, from his Dis-
course, he seemed inclined in its Favour; that he has heard many
People say, they suspected Hunter, whose Occupation is that of a
Pilot, of giving Assistance and Intelligence to the Enemy, but never
heard any Person charge him with a particular Fact of that Kind;
that Hunter's general Reputation, in his own Neighbourhood, is
that of an honest man; that he has heard, Hunter's sons are always
ready to turn out upon Alarms of the Enemy, and that he has seen
them on such Occasions. And further he says not

January 5

[Deposition of Gideon Ireland taken by A. C. Hanson]

On the 5th Day of January 1781 Gideon Ireland sworn on the
Holy Evangels, and examined by the Subscriber touching a Charge
exhibited against a certain David Hunter of giving Intelligence and
Assistance to the Enemy says, that he lives within three or four miles
of the Habitation of David Hunter, that in his Neighbourhood
Hunter is generally reputed a Tory; but he never heard any par-
ticular Charge against him; that, on the contrary, Hunter has, at
the Time of Alarms, expressed a Willingness that his Sons should
turn out with the Militia, and that they have been with him, the said
Gideon Ireland upon Duty, since the present Invasion of the Enemy
by Ships of War; and further he says not.

January 5

[Danl Jenifer, Annapolis, to His Ex'cy Thomas Sim Lee, Esq.]

My feelings are so exceedingly hurt by the difficulties I have met
with in passing my Accounts, that I am compelled to request the
favor of your Ex'cy to appoint a new Comry of purchases for
Charles County; who perhaps may give more Satisfaction than it
has been in the power of your Ex'cy's most obt Servt
P. S. Your Ex'cy will be so obliging as to order the Bal. of the
Cash, Bacon and Wheat into the hands of the new Commissary.

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