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Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, January 1-March 20, 1777
Volume 16, Page 559   View pdf image (33K)
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of the Council of Maryland, 1777-1778. 559


are secured from accidental fire. If possible, the cannisters
should be japanned, or painted, to preserve them from rust ;
and all fixed with belts.
The board are of opinion that these cannisters are prefer-
able to cartridge boxes, as they will infallibly secure the car-
tridges from rain, and their weight is so trifling as to be no
burthen to the Soldier. And seeing leather is so scarce they
will be a most excellent substitute for cartridge boxes.
I am Sir with great respect
Your most obedient Servant
Horatio Gates
President
His Excellency Thomas Johnson Esqr

C. C.

Monday 30th March 1778
Present as on Saturday except T Sim Lee Esqr

Benjamin Jackson a free Mulato of Montgomery County
took the Oath of Fidelity and Support to this State according
to the late Act & Certificate given.
Ordered That the western shore Treasurer Pay to Colo
Stone two hundred & twenty six Dollars out of the Money
received from Congress for the Recruiting Service to be
charged to the first Regiment.

Tuesday 31st March 1778.
Present as on yesterday. Mr Lee Attended.

George Piercy of Saint Marys County, George Turnbull of
Baltimore County Richard Goodwin, John Reynolds, Thomas
Robinson son of Chs of Ann Arundel County John Cox,
James Boyle, John Crapper, Thomas Howard, John Chevear
of the Baltimore Galley and John Hanson of the Independ-
ence Galley took the Oath of Fidelity and Support to this
State according to the late Act & Certificates given.
Ordered That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Edward
Edgerly Adjutn 3 Coats Waistcoats and Breeches 3 pair of
Shoes, 3 pair of Stockings, 6 Shirts, 3 Halts and two Blankets
for three recruits and red Cloth sufficient for a Coat and
Waistcoat with Trimings for himself to be charged to the
second Regiment.
It appearing to this Board from the Evidence of John Cox,
John Crapper and others given on Oath that John Green
lately of the Baltimore Galley did at several Times and on
Several Occasions on board the said Galley Damn the Con-

C. B.




 
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