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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781-1784
Volume 48, Page 215   View pdf image (33K)
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Council of Maryland, 1781-1782. 215

Treasury dated 5th Instant for three hundred and sixty four Pounds,
seven shillings and six Pence Specie.
Agreeably to a Recommendation of Congress, the following Procla-
mation issued By his Excellency Thomas Sim Lee Esquire Governor
of Maryland.
A Proclamation

Whereas the Southern Post was robbed of his Mail on Sunday the
16th Day of last Month within five Miles of the Town of Harford
in Harford County within this State by some disaffected person or
Emissaries of the Enemy We do hereby offer a Reward of three
hundred Dollars to any Person who shall recover the said Mail and
deliver it to any Justice of the Peace of this State, within Days
from issuing this Proclamation; and also one hundred and fifty
Dollars for each Person who shall be apprehended and convicted of
the said Offence to be paid to the Person or Persons who shall appre-
hend the said Robber or Robbers on his or their Conviction thereof :
And we do hereby require and enjoin all Judges, Justices, Sheriffs,
Constables and all other Citizens of this State to make every exertion
in their Power for apprehending and securing the said Offenders.
We further require and enjoin them and every of them to make and
cause to be made diligent search for the said Mail and on finding the
same to give immediate Notice thereof to Us. And as an Encourage-
ment to those concerned in the Robbery to discover the Perpetrators,
we do hereby offer a free Pardon to any Person concerned therein,
who shall deliver himself up to some Judge or Justice of this State
and give Information of his accomplice or accomplices therein, so
that they or either of them shall be apprehended and convicted of the
said Robbery. Given at Annapolis, this sixteenth Day of July in the
Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two and
in the seventh Year of our Independence.
Tho S. Lee
By his Excellencys Command
T Johnson Jr Secy.

July 16
Liber C. B.
No. 24
p. 311

[Council to Honble Intendant]

Our Knowledge of the great Distress of the Southern Army, for
Want of Cloathing, and earnest Desire to relieve them as speedily
as possible, induced us to engage to Mr Morris, to defray the Expence
of transporting the Cloathing destined for them, from Philadelphia,
if he would have it forwarded immediately. It is not in our Power
to ascertain with Precision, the Amount of the Expenditure, but
conjecture it cannot exceed £2000. Specie. We have also undertaken
to pay £32.10.0 for 50 Hats purchased for the Invalids, to enable
them to march to Frederick Town, to act as a Guard over the Prison-
ers there; these Sums we request you to raise immediately, out of
the Specifics on Hand, that we may not fail in complying with En-
gagements so necessary.

July 16
Liber No. 78
p. 359

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