C. S. J.
Ordered That the said Treasurer pay to Capt Thomas Wool-
ford two hundred and fifty Pounds Currency on Account of
Adjourned till 3 O'Clock & met accordingly.
Copy of Letter No 73 was sent to the Committees of Obser-
vation for Somerset and Worcester Counties mutatis mutandis.
Ordered That Col. Smallwood deliver to Lieut. Wm Harri-
son two Bolts of Osnaburgs for the use of Captain Veazey's
Ordered That Col. Smallwood deliver to Capt. Thomas
Woolford 20 ps Oznaburgs, 56 Cartouch Boxes and Belts, 31
French Muskets and Bayonets with Slings, and half a Ream of
Cartridge paper: The Osnaburgs to be equally distributed
between the Captains James Hindman, John Gunby, John
Watkins and Thomas Woolford, for the use of their respective
Ordered That Capt. Thomas Woolford be empowered to
contract for the making as many Bayonets and Scabbards as
may be necessary for such of the Musquets in the Hands of
his Company, as are not already fitted with them.
The Council contracted with Edward Timmins for the
making of Steel Ramrods at five Shillings each.
Adjourned till next Day 9 O'Clock.
C. S. C.
[Council to Queen Anne Committee.]
To the Committee of Observation for Queen Anne's County.
We have transmitted a Copy of the inclosed Order to the
Committee of Observation for Kent County & expect they
will send the Gun-Powder to you early in next Week as it
probably will be with them on Saturday from Philadelphia.
Upon the late Alarm some Powder was given into the Hands
of the Militia on this side of the Bay and we fear 'twill be dif-
ficult to collect the greatest Part of it again, and that too much
of what may remain with the People will be lost to the Public.
We recommend it to you therefore to deliver to the Captains
of the Companies on the Water as much as you may conceive
will be sufficient (taking their Receipts) with Orders not to
distribute it among their respective Companies until there is a
real Necessity & to keep the Residue in some convenient Part
of your County, where upon an Emergency, the other Compa-
nies may be supplied.
21st March 1776