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Journal of the Maryland Convention July 26 to August 14, 1775
Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, August 29, 1775 to July 6, 1776

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50 Proceedings of the Maryland Convention, 1775.

C. J.2

The Company then proposed to put the youth, whose name
is George Munro, under arrest, unless some person would be
answerable for his appearance before the Committee on the
next day. I refused to be answerable, so he had sentries
placed on him, but afterwards he being sick & it seeming to
be the wish of the Company that I should become answerable,
I complied.
On Tuesday morning I saw him, & he expressed no appre-
hension about appearing before the Committee, and therefore,
at the beating to Arms, I joined the Company, & never after-
wards saw him being with the Company constantly till near
evening, when I was sent for by the Committee & asked to
bring Mr Munro, I went, but about noon a great number of
men with loaded Arms having come to Town & declared their
determination to Tar & Feather him, & having brought an
old, lean, sore backed, dull horse, whereon to set him & drum
him thro, the Town, whatever might be the sentiments of the
Committee. The youth was struck with an agony of fear, and
rode off. It must have been the fright, which induced him to
go, for he had an opportunity in the night.
When it was found that he had gone, the people out of
doors, having beset the Committee, became outrageous, and
at last after I had done all in my power, with the utmost diffi-
culty they allowed the Committee to grant me till Monday
next to produce Mr Munro. I had before this sent two active
men, appointed by the people, after him, at my expense, and
there are two men gone since to whom I pay a Dollar a day
each, pay their expenses and find horses
Notwithstanding all this, & that I made oath that I fully
expected he would not have gone away before attending the
Committee, the private animosity of some men, renders my
property insecure & brings my family into the utmost terror.
Jasper Wirt who built the house in which I have peaceably
lived for these ten years has endeavoured to get people to join
him in pulling it down, Alledging that when I drew the articles
of agreement which he & I interchangeably signed & sealed,
I read those parts only which I thought fit & passed over
other parts, thereby deceiving him. Every part of which alle-
gation I have already offered to Capt. Andrew Bealls Com-
pany to prove, and can at any time prove by authentic papers,
to be utterly false.
At the request of your Petitioner the Committee have
appointed Monday next to determine what course of conduct
should be pursued, however there is reason to fear, from the
temper & disposition of many who were present at the late
examination that the attempts of the Committee to preserve
peace & good order will prove ineffectual, unless this Conven-



 
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Journal of the Maryland Convention July 26 to August 14, 1775
Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, August 29, 1775 to July 6, 1776

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