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Woolsey, to superintend the fitting out the Schooner Resolution as a tender, or armed vessel, for Captain Nicholson. As they have nearly completed her, and are in advance a considerable sum, you will please to furnish six or eight hundred pounds, as is convenient.
We are, gentlemen, your most humble servants.
At a meeting of the Committee, April 29, 1776:
Present: Samuel Purviance, Chairman, William Lux, Vice-Chairman, Andrew Buchanan, C. Ridgely, (of William,) William Wilkinson, Thomas Harrison, John Boyd, Thomas Gist, Thomas Rutter, John Cockey, John E. Howard, James Gittings, James Calhoun, Thomas Sollers, William Aisquith, George Risteau.
Captain George Woolsey applied to the Committee for liberty to take his Brig Rogers, which has been detained by them at Whetstone Point, to be there sunk, if necessary; which permission was granted to him.
GEORGE LUX, Secretary.
At a meeting of the Committee, May 6, 1776:
Present: Samuel Purviance, Chairman, William Lux, Vice-Chairman, Andrew Buchanan, Benjamin Nicholson, William Buchanan, Thomas Harrison, Z. McCubbin, C. Ridgely, (of William,) John Merryman, John E. Howard, John Cradock, George Risteau, William Aisquith, Abraham Britton, Thomas Sollers, Gist Vaughan, Benjamin Griffith, James Calhoun, F. Decker, Thomas Rutter, J. Sterrett, Darby Lux, John Boyd.
Lieutenant Solomon is added to the gentlemen appointed to carry about the Association and Enrollment Papers in Pipe-Creek Hundred.
Thomas Constable being cited before this Committee, and charged with offences tending to disunite the good people of this Province in their opposition to the illegal measures of Great Britain, and being convicted thereof by the testimony of Michael Kraner and Henry Rutter, was directed to give security in the sum of two hundred and fifty Pounds sterling; which he accordingly did, with John McDonough as his security.
Captain Edward Cockey and Captain Josiah Bowen returned their Enrollments.
Captains Bowen and Mercer were appointed to disarm the Non-Associators and Non-Enrollers in Patapsco, Lower, and Back River, Lower, Hundreds.
MARYLAND COUNCIL OF SAFETY.
At a meeting of the Council of Safety of Maryland, at Annapolis, on Thursday, 18th January, 1776:
Were present: The Hon. Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Esq., Charles Carroll, Barrister, Benjamin Rumsey, and James Tilghman, Esquires.
The above Members were qualified before Mr. Thomas Brooke Hodgkin, by taking the oath prescribed by the Convention.
Gabriel Duvall was appointed Clerk, and qualified before Mr. Hodgkin, by taking the oath directed by the Convention.
The Honourable Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Esquire, was chosen President.
Ordered, That Captain John Allen Thomas be allowed seven Shillings and six Pence per week, for the subsistence of each Recruit, till otherwise ordered by the Council.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Captain Thomas two hundred Pounds, common money, to enable him to advance to, and subsist his Recruits.
Ordered, That the Treasurer pay to Captain Barton Lucas one hundred and twenty Pounds, common money, for the purpose mentioned in the above order.
Council adjourns till to-morrow morning, half past nine oclock
Friday, January 19, 1776.
The Council met. The same Members present as on yesterday, and also John Hall, Esquire, who was qualified before Mr. Jenifer by taking the oath prescribed by the Convention.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr. Archibald Buchanan seven hundred and eighty Pounds seven Shillings and four Pence, common money, being the balance of his Account with the Province, as per account filed.
Adjourned till three oclock, and met pursuant to adjournment.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay-to Mr. Joseph Baxler one hundred and twenty Pounds, common money, for subsist and advance money, for the Company of Regular Forces to be raised by Captain Thomas Ewing.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr. Patrick Ewing one hundred and twenty Pounds, for subsist and advance money for Captain Nathaniel Ramseys Recruits.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr. Thomas Harwood and Mr. Thomas Goldsmith, thirty Pounds each, for subsist and advance money for Captain John Day Scotts Recruits.
Instructions and Sailing Orders were given to Captain Robert Forsythe, of the Brig Sam, and to Captain Thomas Kell, of the Schooner Dolphin.
Council adjourns till to-morrow morning, half after nine oclock.
Saturday, January 20, 1776.
Council met. Present the same Members as yesterday.
Ordered, That the Registers of the Commissarys and Land Offices, and Clerks of the Provincial Court, and of Anne Arundel County, immediately furnish the Council of Safety with lists of the Record Books in their respective Offices, and prepare for the removal of the Records and Papers in the said Offices to such place as shall be directed by the said Council.
Ordered, That a copy of the Resolves of the late Convention relative to the removal of the said Records and Papers, be immediately furnished to each of the said Registers and Clerks.
Ordered, That Mr. Stephen West deliver to John Youst, or order, the quantity of ten pounds weight of Gunpowder, (out of that purchased by the Convention from him,) to prove the Muskets made by the said Youst for the use of this Province.
Messrs. Richard Thompson and Thomas Richardson were appointed to prove the said Muskets.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore pay to Captain John Gunby, or his order, two hundred Pounds, for subsist and advance money for his Recruits.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore pay to Captain John Day Scott, or his order, sixty Pounds, common money, for the purpose mentioned in the above order.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore pay to Captain James Hindman two hundred Pounds, for the like purpose.
Mr. Rumsey has leave of absence.
Commission issued to Patrick Sim, Esquire, appointed Captain of the Second Company, of the battalion of regular forces, in the room of Captain William Hyde, who resigned.
Ordered, That he rank as youngest Captain of the said Battalion.
Council adjourns till to-morrow morning, half past nine oclock.
Sunday, January 21, 1776.
Council met. Present the same Members as yesterday, except Mr. Rumsey.
Resolved, That Mr. Lancelot Jacques, Charles Wallace, William Hyde, Allen Quynn, James Brice, William Whet-croft, and Beriah Maybury, or any three of them, be requested to make a Chart of the Land and Water at the mouth of this River, specifying the width and depth of the Channel between Horn-Point and Greenburys Point, and some distance without and within the same.
Adjourned till three oclock, and met according to adjournment.Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay