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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781
Volume 47, Page 487   View pdf image (33K)
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January 1-December 31, 1781 487

The Horse Billy Murphy rides is a public Horse & you will please
to keep him & have him well fed & sent off with the rest when they
go. I will write the Govr by Colo Tilghman that he has the Horses.
If Mr Chaires is from home Mra Chaires is requested to send them —
please to send Colo Tilghman Two Good Horses, perhaps one of
Mr Lawson's Horses may be better than Mr Brownes.

September 11

[Petition of James O'Hara, Annapolis, To the Honble the Governor
and Council]

The Humble Petition of James O'Hara formerly belonging to
Col. Smallwood's Battalion having unfortunately lost his Eyesight
in the year 1777 and having no resource but the Humanity of his
Country, and presuming on your Honors Goodness and Attention
to the wants of your poor Soldiery, I am Induced by my pressing
wants in the Article of Cloathing to implore your Honours to grant
such order as may provide me with such Necessaries as may Cloth
me against the Approaching Winter. Having Rec'd no Cloathing
of any Acct since the year aforesaid and am therefore at this present
without a Coat, and even without money to purchase Wood,
refering my unhappy situation to your Honours and in the expec-
tation you will grant an Old Soldier the Necessary relief, I shall as
in duty bound sincerely Pray

September 11

[Go Washington, Mount Vernon to His Excellency Governor Lee]

I intended, on passing thro' Maryland, to have done myself the
Pleasure to have called on your Excellency, but Circumstances press-
ing upon me, as I advanced on my March, & Time slipping too fast
from me, I found a Necessity of getting on with that Rapidity as
has obliged me to proceed without calling at Annapolis.
I am exceedingly pleased to find, as I passed thro' your State that
a Spirit for Exertion prevails universally in such Manner as gives
me the happiest Prospects of receiving very effectual support from
Great Attention is necessary to be given to the Article of Supplies —
I mention this Circumstance, as I am just informed from below, that
the Army is in Distress at this Moment for Want of Provisions —
particularly Flour, let me intreat your Excellency to give every the
most expeditious Relief on this Head that is within your Power

September 11

[Dan'l Jenifer, Portobacco, to Gov. Lee.]

As I have a great inclination to go to the Southward, to have the
pleasure of seeing a finishing Stroke put to the War; I will thank
your Excy to supercede me in the office of Reg. of Wills for Chas
County. It is an office that cannot be executed by Deputy, otherwise
I should deputi in my Absence, It is also a post of very great trust,
& that it may be well filled, is the wish of Your Excellency's most
obt sert

September 11
Red Book
No. 29
Letter 25

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