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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781
Volume 47, Page 567   View pdf image (33K)
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January 1-December 31, 1781 567

your forwarding those sick by Watter before the bad season for
Navigation in the Bay comes on, of which however You are the
best judge
I have learnt with some concern, that an attempt has been made
by Capt John Carlile (late of the Regiment I have the honor to
Command) to receive the loan certificates of the State of Maryland
for the depreciation of wages due to the non commissiond officers
and Men serving in the Regiment, and considered as a part of the
states Quota. I am in possession of a Return made by Capt. Carlile
of those non Commissnd offrs and Soldiers, under which he has cer-
tifyed that they have not received more Clothing than their allow-
ance by Congress during their time of service, which supposing it
to be true, was impossible for him to know, it being not only out
of the line of his Duty, but he was a prisoner with the Enemy near
two years of that time.
It is also reported to me that, a considerable number of those men
have actually sold their right to those Certifycates for a mear trifle
not exceeding five Eight or ten Dollars each, and that Capt. John
Carlile has guaranteed the bargin and delivery of the certificates.
These are facts which I think it my Duty to make your Excelency
acquainted with.
What I could wish as well for the benefit of those deserving men,
the credit of the State and honor of Our Service that those certifi-
cates might remain for the present, in the hands of the Treasurer
of the State that the Interest might be punctually paid to the Sol-
diers and that such abominable Trafic might be discouraged

December 7
Brown Book
No. 8
Letter 7

[M[ountjoy] Bayly, Fredk, to Gov. Lee.]

I have the honor of Transmiting to your Excellency the pro-
ceedings of a Genl Court martial held at Fredk Town where of
Ensign Karr of Capt Wincesters Compy of Select Militia was
Tryed and broke for unOfficer like behaviour while on his Com-
mand — I flatter myself the Proceedings of the Court will meet with
Counsels Approbation — I am sorry to inform your Honble Counsel
that it is with the greatest difficulty I can supply the Prisoners which
are Quartered at this post with Wood I have done it heretofore by
Fatigue parties from the Militia Guards — but that mode I find I can
no longer persue — the Guards refuse to Cut Wood — they say they
are Soldiers And not Wood Cutters — the officers who Commd the
Militia in this County has not the least Idea of discipline or indeed
even distinction. I have had it in my power to do the State an infi-
nite service in the Course of this Tour. I could have Broke several
very bad officers but Col Thomas is too Tender of his officers — who
prevented me from Breaking several.

December 8

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