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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 334   View pdf image (33K)
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334 Journal and Correspondence

C. C.

Cloathing can be had from here. We have been obliged to
compound in Money with our own Troops for some of the
very Cloathing we furnished the Continental Regiments. We
have ordered Mr Hollingsworth if he has any large Guns
finished, to send them forward. Do have two or three of them
tryed and, if they are worth sending to General Washington,
send them to him, if not worth while to send them return them
to us. We are Gent &ca
The Delegates attending
in Congress.

144

[Council to H. Hollingsworth.]

In Council 11th Augt 1777.
Sir
By a Letter received from our Delegates attending in Con-
gress, our Troops in the Continental Service are in great
Want of Cloathing, especially Shoes and Breeches; we there-
fore send up what Shoes & Overalls we have and some
Jacketts and Shirts which we request you to send forward
immediately to be delivered into the Hands of our Delegates
at Philada We shall be greatly obliged by your particular
Care to push them forward as quickly as possible. Any of
the large Guns you may have finished we would have you
send forward with the Cloathing. If you could lighten your
Musquet Barrels a little towards the muzzle, they would be
very good. Winters speaks well of those he last stocked.
Colo Henry Hollingsworth We are &ca
Head of Elk.

C. B.

Thursday 14th August 1777.
Present as on yesterday.

Ordered That the western shore Treasurer Pay to Colo
John Weems Thirteen Pounds, five shillings due for Arms had
in the flying Camp Acct passed
That the said Treasurer Pay to Edward Lloyd Esqr one
hundred and fifty five Pounds, eight shillings & eleven Pence
due on Acct passed
Thomas Dawson is appointed to take charge of the Maga-
zine in Talbot County and it is Ordered that the said Maga-
zine be hereafter guarded by a Sergeant and four Men til
further Order.



 
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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
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