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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
Volume 12, Page 146   View pdf image (33K)
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146 Journal and Correspondence

Wicomocoe Virginia with a fine cargo of Arms and Ammuni-
tion. The Inclosed papers will inform you of particulars.
Capt Conway will remain at Port Tobacco 'till the express
returns, waiting for your orders. My brother adventur'd in
this vessel to the amount of 21 1. 7. 6 Maryland currency. He
writes the customary freight is 10 per cent, if so the amount
shall be remitted by the first safe conveyance. The goods
consist of 20 Bolts of oznabrigs, 9 Barrels of Powder and
seven small swords. I am very respectfully
Gent your mo: obedt Hble Servt
Jos. W. Harrisson.
N. B. Capt. Conway had a passage of 14 days.


[G. Hopkins to DuVall.]

Baltimore July 30th 1776.
Sir. I received yours of the 27th Inst. wherein you inclosed
me an order on the Treasurer for Fifty pounds which am
much obliged for. You desire me to inform you whether I
have the Knapsacks and Haversacks made in one. When
Colo Ware requested me to have the 500 made he desired I
would have Haversacks made and did not mention of Knap-
sacks. I also shewed him a pattern before they were made
Col Ewing's are made without knapsacks also. I think they
cannot cost altogether finished off more than 37 a piece, they
are made out of cruder out of the magazine. I have advanced
myself as the women were in want of cash as far as gd a piece
which make no doubt but is within bounds, they think as
they found thread to be allowed 17 a piece. I shall pay due
attention to what you say in regard to the delivery of the
stores. You desire to know
I can inform you I have not yet received
any but make no doubt but shall receive it soon.
I am Sir,
Yr mo: obedt Hble. Servt
Gerrard Hopkins Son Rd

P. S. I have received the linnen sent
by Alex Brown and delivered to Mr
Johnson who will make the tents as soon as possible.


[T. Stone to Council.]

Gentlemen. We shall endeavour to procure the Instru-
ments desired by yours of the 25th but they are not easily pro-
cured the Demand for the continental army being great and
many of the cutlers of this city having gone to Jersey with the

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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
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