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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781
Volume 47, Page 548   View pdf image (33K)
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548 Letters to the Governor and Council

November 15

remain'd in my hands, as well as some others that were at Bladens-
burgh, to Frederick Town to be delivered to George Murdock Esqr
In Consequence of which I sent off on Monday last the whole of the
number then Collected about 260 head some of the Cattle from hav-
ing been much harrased are not fitt for immediate slaughter — they
greater part of them are in tollerable good Condition. I am informed
there is yet a Number to be sent forward from the Lower Counties —
the number heretofore required of this County is compleated and
the whole (save a few scattering ones which could not be got to-
gether) sent forward — the expences attending the feeding, pasturing
and driving this number of Cattle together with what may be sent
on will lay me under the necessity of drawing a further sum of
money from you for the payment of these expences — at this season
the Cattle require to be well fed and the disabilities of our red money
makes it very difficult and indeed I believe now impossable to pur-
chase provinder for them — pray what am I to do in such cases — where
the parties will not take red money for Hay &c for Cattle should any
more be thrown into my hands. I have gone through thus far tol-
lerable well but dread my success in future

November 15

[Joshua George A. D. Q. M., George Town, to His Excellency
Thos Sim Lee Esqr]

Mr Calhoun has not as yet sent me the fifty bushls Salt you wrote
to him the 5th Inst to supply me with immediately and as Mr Beall
of this Town see him on Friday last in Baltimore at which time he
had not recd your Excellencys Letter, I apprehend it must have mis-
carried I have borrowed a little Salt but far insufficient to Salt the
Beef the first time. I hope your Excellency will urge Mr Calhoon to
send it immediately as I shall be much distressed for it.

November 16
Red Book
No. 23
Letter 87

[H. Hollingsworth, C. Eastern Shore, Head of Elk, To His Excel-
lency Mathew Tilghman, Esq. in Special Council, Talbot Court
House.] (Pr Mr. Jno. Hollingsworth)

Your favr of the 2d is only this day received observe the contents,
am pleased that Boats are loading with wheat, as the Mills are now
empty occasioned by the contrary winds which has blown longer
unfare than was ever known at any one time, which has prevented
my sending any Vessels, as we could get few up, which few I have
been obliged to apply to the service of the French Army, which is to
winter at York & Williamsburg, but as the winds now fare I expect
a number of Vessels up with it, which as soon as unloaded shall be a
part of them applyed to the State Service as I have got partly through
that of the French for the present, and Colo. Yeates is not in want
of any, so that I flatter myself of sending several Craft in a short
time to Messrs Richd Tilghman 4th & Henry Dickenson Esqr You will

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