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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1779-1780
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70 Journal and Correspondence

Liber C C

No. 22

Money, allowed by this State, exclusive of the Continental, is 250
Dollars to each Recruit, and, we suppose the sum sent will be suffi-
cient for the present; if it should not be pleased to inform us, what

you apprehend will be adequate to that Purpose and we shall take
Care to have it forwarded, by the earliest Opportunity. Enclosed is
the recruiting Act, passed the last Session. The Sergeants recom-
mended by you, in your Letter to Colo Forrest, are appointed accord-
ing to the Recommendation.

[Council to Mr. John Randall]

Sir Mr Keeports sets off Tomorrow from Baltimore Town, with
some Cloathing for the Army: he has £30.000 for you, Part of the
£50.000, which we hope will enable you to answer all immediate
Demands. We should have sent the whole by this Opportunity; but
our Treasury is almost exhausted, and it is all we can, now spare ;
we expect to have it in our Power to furnish you with more, in a

p. 60

short Time. We have requested Mr Keeports, if he should not meet
with you in Philadelphia, to lodge the Money with one of our Dele-
gates in Congress, to whom you must apply, in such Case. All our
Endeavours to procure a sufficient Quantity of Cloth, suitable for
Regimental Uniforms have proved ineffectual, some of the Officers
down here on the Recruiting Service have taken the mixed Colours
which has induced us to send them to Camp

[Council to Hon'ble The Board of War]

Gentlemen Brigadier General Smallwood some Time past, wrote
us " Should there be any Vacancies still in our Line, I must beg Leave
to recommend Ensigns David Luckett, and John Nelson, they re-
ceived their Appointments in Colo Gist's being one of the 16 addi-
tional Regiments, on the 4th of July last; they were originally of
Colo Grason's Regiment, raised in Maryland & have been out ever
since the Spring 1777. In their own Corps, they were without Inter-
est or Friends to recommend them: but on account of their Merit
and good Conduct, were promoted; I know them to be qualified and
young Men of Merit, therefore if consistent with the Views of the
State, should be glad they could be commissioned." We approve of,
and appoint them to Ensigncies in the first Brigade of Maryland
Troops and desire Commissions may issue. He also writes us :
" As our Line will want many Officers, I would beg Leave to recom-
mend Mr. Henry Baldwin, he has served upwards of two Years, dur-
ing which Time he has ever acted under an Expectation of a Commis-
sion, which was promised him by Colos Gist and Ramsay, but could
not be obtained, before the Rank of our Line was setled." We ob-
serve by the Returns made us, that he ranks as Ensign, in the 3d
Maryland Regiment, but cannot find any Appointment, by this Board ;
if he is not commissioned, we desire he may be an Ensign in the

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