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          during the War of the American Revolution, 1775-83. 			  571


    	RESOLVES OF THE MARYLAND CONVENTION 23 OCTOBER, 1776.

        "Resolved, That three companies of artillery, each company to con
    sist of ninety-two privates, four serjeants, four corporals, one drummer,
    and one fifer, commanded by one captain, one captain-lieutenant, and
    two lieutenants, be immediately raised; one of the said companies to be
    stationed at Baltimore town, and the remaining two companies to be
    stationed at the city of Annapolis. That the non-commissioned officers
    and privates be enlisted in the service of this state for the war
    and they shall not be compelled to march to any place out of this state."


                 MARYLAND ACTS-JUNE, 1777.

        "An ACT to reinforce the American army.
        And be it enacted, That the governor and the council be empow
    ered to order any part of any of the artillery companies raised for the
    immediate defence of this state, not exceeding sixty-six privates, under
    officers proper for such a number of artillerists, to march with all
    expedition to the city of Philadelphia, there to obey the orders of
    congress, or of his excellency general Washington, and to remain in
    the continental service during this campaign, or so long as the com
    mander in chief shall require their service, unless the exigencies of this
    state should require their recal by the governor and the council."


    RESOLVES OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, 20 OCTOBER, 1777.

        "Resolved, That the governor and council of Maryland be informed
    that the artillery regiments in the service of the United States have
    suffered so much in the late engagements, that there are not a sufficient
    number to do the duty of artillery-men in the army, and therefore that
    the government of that state be earnestly requested to order the com
    panies of matrosses in the service of the state of Maryland to join the
    army immediately, and that the said companies shall be ordered to
    return whenever the government of that state shall require it."


           A COMPANY OF MATROSSES AT ANNAPOLIS.
    Capt. Thomas Watkins     Officers elected
    1st Lt. Levin Lawrence  by the Convention
    2nd Lt. Thomas Todd         of Maryland
    3rd Lt. John Iiams, Jr. Oct. 26th, 1776.*

       * See Proceedings of the Convention, pg. 288.
    


 
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