An Order having heretofore passed this Board for weighing
the Vessels sunk in the Channel of the River Potapsco near
Whetstone Point and that Captn James Nicholson with the
Ship Defence and her Tenders should assist in executing the
same, which Order hath not hitherto, we are informed, been
complied with, by Reason of the necessary Absence of Captain
Nicholson and one or both of his Tenders, we therefore being
desirous of having said Vessels weighed with all convenient
speed Do request that Messrs Jesse Hollingsworth, Isaac Van-
bebber, and Benjamin Griffith, or any two of them would cause
said Vessels to be weighed up at the public Expence and do
hereby authorize and impower them, or any two of them to
employ proper Vessels and Labourers for that Purpose, and
to call to their Assistance the Ship Defence or her Tenders,
when they return to the Harbour of Baltimore Town, and
further to cause said Vessels to be re-appraised on Oath
rigged and otherwise put in the same State they were in
when sunk, as near as may be, and return an Account of said
Re-appraisement and of Expences from Time to Time to the
Council of Safety.
Ordered That Colo Beall be requested to send the Muskets
made by John Yost at George Town to Port Tobacco in
Chas County for the Use of Captain Rezin Beall's Company
of Regular Troops stationed there & also send the Powder
now at Bladensburgh to a Magazine near Captain Tootle's in
the Neighbourhood of Annapolis in a Waggon hired for that
Ordered That Colonel Smallwood be requested to detach an
Ensign with a Sergeant and four Privates to guard the Powder
now in the Possession of Colonel Beall from Bladensburgh
to the Magazine near Captn Tootle's in the Neighbourhood of
Ordered that Eastern Shore Treasurer pay to Colo John
Ennalls one hundred and forty Pounds, six Shillings and four
Pence for Pay of his Battalion on Duty.
Ordd That Western Shore Treasurer pay to Colo Wm Rich-
ardson twelve Pounds for two month's Pay of an Adjt to his
Ordered That Treasurer of Western Shore pay to Robert
Cummings one thousand Pounds for victualling Troops.
Ordered That Commissary of Stores at the City of Annap-
olis deliver to Isaac Harriss 5w Powder for proving Muskett
Ordered That Western Shore Treasurer pay to Messrs Danl
& Saml Hughes five hundred Pounds, as Advance money on
Acct of Contract for Cannon.
Adjourned till next Day 10 o'clock.
C. S. J.