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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781-1784
Volume 48, Page 218   View pdf image (33K)
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218 Journal and Correspondence.

July 18
Liber No. 78
p. 359

[Council to The Chevalier De Chastellux]

We are honored with your Address of the 14th July and can
assure your Excellency we shall always be happy in having it in
our Power to contribute to the Assistance of the Army of our
illustrious Ally, and demonstrating our inviolable Attachment to his
Interest, and have, with the greatest Chearfulness, complied with
your Requests, in giving full Powers to Mr Colder to provide proper
Quarters for the General Officers and the Establishments necessary
for the Subsistence of the Troops, and to procure Vessels, Boats
and Carriages Drivers and Hands for the Transportation of your
Baggage, by Impress, if they cannot be otherwise obtained. Should
your Excellency stand in Need of any other Aid on your March,
or during your Stay in the State, it will give us particular Pleasure
to render it. Mr Colder will follow your Express in a few Hours.


[Council to Chevalier D'Anmaurs]

We have the Honor of your Letter of the 11th Instant and much
Regret that Circumstances were so urgent as to deprive us of the
Pleasure of his Excelly the Count Rochambeau's intended Visit, on
his Way to Philadelphia. No Mode occurs to us, of making suitable
Accommodation for the Officers of his most Christian Majesty's
Army, while they remain in Baltimore Town, so proper as the

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one you have suggested, of employing a Person to procure Houses
or Rooms for them; and we have therefore appointed Mr Archibald
Colder, a Gentleman who we trust will make such Provision as will
be most agreeable to them. We are much obliged to you for the
Information of the Enemy's Barges in the Bay; the General's Obser-
vation is very just, and we hope to have four Barges in Readiness in
a few Days to go in Quest of these Piccaroons.

{Council to Capt. Archibald Colder]

We have appointed you to provide Quarters for the French Army
on their March through, and during their Stay in this State, and to
procure Waggons, Carts, Teams and Drivers, Vessels and Hands,
for the Carriage and Transportation of their Baggage through the
State. You are to endeavour to rent proper and suitable Houses and
and Rooms for such Officers and Persons as the Commanding Officer
shall direct, and in Case the Owners of the said Houses and Rooms
will not consent to rent them for a liberal Price, you must pursue the
Directions of the Act for quartering Soldiers, a Copy of which you
have enclosed; and if Carriages, Teams and Drivers, Vessels and
Hands cannot be procured on Hire; We do hereby give you full and
ample Power and Authority to impress the same, and do direct you to
give the Owners of the said Carriages and Vessels, Certificates ex-
pressing the Time they were employed in such Service, which shall

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