Liber No. 78
[Council to Richard Wilison Esqr]
We received your Letter of the 20th Instant, and upon considering
the Subject, cannot receive your Resignation of the Office of Com-
missary of Provisions. When you accepted that Office, you engaged
to act for a limited Time, which is still unexpired, and had the
Appointment of your Deputies in the several Counties, for whose
Conduct you are answerable. If you could give up your Office, the
Powers of your Deputies would cease immediately upon your doing
it, which would occasion the greatest Confusion in the Department,
and the Law has made no Provision for such an Event, not having
lodged the Power of appointing another in this Board, as in other
Cases. Besides, you will not be entitled to the Salary allowed by
Law, and you and your Securities will remain liable for all Damages
which the State may sustain from your declining to perform the
Duties of the Office. We therefore expect you will continue to act,
notwithstanding it may interefere with your private Business.
Liber C. B.
Thursday 26th September 1782
Ordered that the western shore Treasurer pay to John Wilmot
four Pounds, seventeen shillings specie due him per Accts passed.
That the said Treasurer pay to Nancy Holdston, Mary Connolly
and Alice Redmond each, three Dollars specie due them per Accounts
That the said Treasurer pay to Clement Cannon ten Pounds specie
agreeable to the Act to adjust the Debts due from this State per
That the said Treasurer pay to James Barrow eleven Pounds four
shillings and nine Pence and Elizabeth Haley seventeen Pounds of
the Bills emitted under the Act for the Emission of Bills of Credit
&ca due them per Accounts passed.
Commission of Letters of Marque and Reprisal issued to Daniel
Campbell commander of the Schooner Plunkett, ninety seven Tons
burthen, navigated by fifteen Men, mounting four Carriage Guns,
belonging to David Stewart and others of Baltimore.
To His Excellency the Governor and the Honble Council of the
State of Maryland.
Frederick County Septr 16th 1782
We the Subscribers and nigh Neighbours of the Humble Peti-
tioner Daniel Stevenson, have known him many years, and to our
Knowledge we believe he his Subject to Fitts which we are of opinion
render him incapable of doing Militia Duty to his Country, and as
such request along with him to your Excellency to order he be