124 Journal of the State Council, 1784-1789.
Ordered That the Western Shore Treasurer pay to Joshua Johnson
One hundred and Eighty One pounds, three shillings and two pence
specie agreeably to the "Act to adjust the Debts due from this State"
per Account passed by the Auditor General the 30th. May last.
The Council adjourned "till tomorrow morning 11 o'clock.
Saturday 15th. July 1786
The Council met.
Present as on Yesterday.
In Council July 15th. 1786
Benjamin Ferguson of Caecil County by his Petition to this Board
sets forth that having been nine Months in the Continental Service,
his Wife during that time residing in the County aforesaid being
ignorant of the Law and having no other means to support herself
and seven Children, retailed Liquors without procuring a licence,
for which offence the Petitioner was on his return fined on several
Presentments to the Amount in the whole of Twenty seven pounds,
ten shillings, which sum he states he is wholly unable to pay and
prays a Remission thereof. Whereupon the Board having from a
Certificate signed by several of the Justices of the said County, reason
to think that the facts stated and the [p 151] Circumstances
alleged in excuse are true, do hereby order and direct that the fines
aforesaid be and they hereby are remitted.
Ordered That the Western Shore Treasurer pay to William Holt
late a Soldier of the Extra Regiment Ten pounds current Money
Balance of five Months Pay from 1st. August 1780 to 1st. January
1781 per Certificate of the Auditor General.
Commission issued to Joshua Beall, David Craufurd, Thomas
Clagett, Osborn Sprigg, Fielder Bowie, Thomas Boyd, James Mulli-
kin, Frank Leeke, Samuel Hepburn, Abraham Boyd, John Smith
Brookes, Rinaldo Johnson, Robert Bowie, Thomas Snowden,
Richard Cramphin, Doctr. John Fraser Bowie and James Hawkins
appointed Justices of Prince George's County.
Mrs. Mary Hilleary, the Widow of Rignal Hilleary late a
Lieutenant in the Maryland line and who died in the service, having
applied to the Board for the Benefit of the Act of last Session pro-
viding relief to Persons of her description the Board agreeably to
the direction to them contained in the said Act, made enquiry into
the Circumstances of the said Mary Hilleary and finding that her