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Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776
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92 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION [1770.

That the pay of the said battalion, independent companies, and
marines, by the calendar month, be as follows :
The colonel, - - $ 50 Every Ensign, - - 16
For his expenses, - - 30 Every sergeant, - 6 2/3
The lieutenant-colonel 40 Every corporal, - - 6
For his expenses when act- Every drummer and fifer, 6

ing in a separate depart- Surgeon, - - - 40

ment from the colonel, 20 Surgeon's mates, each, 20
Each major, - - 33 1/3 Chaplain, - - 20
Every captain, - - 26 Every private, - 5 1/3
Each lieutenant, - 19 Clerk to colonel, - 20

That the pay of the said artillery companies, by the calendar
month, be as follows :

Every captain, - - 26 2/3 Every sergeant, 6 2/3
Every lieutenant, - 18 1/2 Every corporal, - - 6

That the pay of the officers, seamen and others, (except the ma-
rines) in the pay of this province, in the marine service, by the
calendar month, be regulated by the council of safety.

That a ration consisting of one pound of beef, or three quarters of
a pound of pork, one pound of flour or bread per man per day, three
pints of peas at six shillings per bushel per week, or other vegeta-
bles equivalent; one quart of indian meal per week; a gill of vin-
egar and a gill of molasses per man per day; a quart of cider,
small beer, or a gill of rum, per man per day; three pounds of can-
dles for one hundred men per week, for guards; twenty-four pounds
of soft soap, or eight pounds of hard soap for one hundred men
per week.

That the forces employed in the land service be entitled to the
following rations, to wit: Colonel 6, lieutenant-colonel 5, major 4,
captain 3, subaltern 2, Staff 2, non-commissioned or private 1.

That the allowance to the officers and men employed in the ma-
rine service be such as may be hereafter settled by the council of
safety.

That the following persons be officers of the said forces, to wit:

Of the battalion. William Smallwood, Esq., colonel; Francis
Ware, Esq., lieutenant-colonel; Thomas Price, Esq., 1st major;
Mordecai Gist, Esq., 2d major.

First company. John Hawkins Stone, captain; Daniel Bowie,
1st lieutenant; John Kidd, 2d lieutenant; Benjamin Chambers,
ensign.

Second company. William Hyde, captain; Benjamin Ford, 1st
lieutenant; John Beanes, 2d lieutenant; Henry Gaither, ensign.

 

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