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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776
Volume 12, Page 397   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Safety, 1776. 397

[Council to Rogers.]
We have the pleasure of notifying to you your appointment
by the Honorable Convention to be Judge of the Court of
Admiralty of this State, and of transmitting the inclosed com-
mission, which, in obedience to their Order, has been made
out by our Board.
John Rogers Esquire
Oct. 24th 1776


No. 234.

[Council to Rogers.]
The Brig Georgia taken by the Ship Defence arrived here
last Monday laden with Mahog: and Lig: Vit. and being very
leaky was immediately ordered up to Baltimore. Be pleased
to signify to us when and where you will hold your Court that
a prosecution against her may be immediately instituted.
John Rogers, Esquire.
Oct. 24th 1776

No. 235.

[Council to Lux and Bowly.]
It is absolutely necessary that the schooner 92 should be
immediately fitted for sea. We request Captain Keltic may
be supplied at your yard with the necessary cordage for the
Messrs. Lux & Bowley
Oct. 24th 1776

No. 236.

[B. Rumsey to J. Tilghman.]

Philada 24 Oct. 1776.
Dear Sir
I arrived here on Saturday Evening last but my Colleagues
did not all arrive before last Monday. On Tuesday we laid
the Resolves of Convention before the Congress and on
Wednesday about one oClock two of their Members informed
us that the mode proposed by our Convention of substituting
the Gift of ten Dollars in Lieu of the hundred Acres of Land
would prove in the opinion of Congress extremely prejudicial
to the united States as it would subject them all to the same
Advance, an Expence in their Apprehension too great to be
borne and wch to use their own Expressions would break the
Back of all North America they represented that Land might
be bought for three Dollars per hundred that the Soldiery
had already extorted from the State greater Wages than
could well be borne, they further requested to know if we


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