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Journal and Correspondence of the Council of Maryland, 1781
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CORRESPONDENCE

OF THE

COUNCIL OF MARYLAND

LETTERS TO THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL

January 1-December 31, 1781

[Governor Thomas Sim Lee: Councillors Daniel Carroll, James Brice, Jere-
miah Townley Chase, John Hoskins Stone and Samuel Turbutt Wright. On Jan. 25,
1781 Stephen West succeeded Daniel Carroll who was elected a Delegate to the
Continental Congress. Thomas Sim Lee was re-elected Governor, November 19,
1781 and the Councillors re-elected, November 21, 1781 with the exception of
Stephen West who was succeeded by Benjamin Canada Stoddert.]


[Rich'd Dallam, Annapolis, to Gov Lee]

By my endeavours to comply with your Excellencys Orders (to
procure what wheat & flour in my power) I have been able to engage
several Crops of Wheat on the Terms of paying the price the persons
could get when paid. On promise that If I could not procure the
money when wanting that I wld relinquish my Bargain. Under these
circumstances I have yet about three thousand Bushls of wheat in
my Power to obtain, if money can be had to pay for it.
Knowing the State of Your Treasury I have no expectation of
geting money sufficient for the above purpose & having no hopes of
any longer securing the wheat I have thought it necessary to give
Your Excellency this Information and to request your Instructions
that I may not hereafter be subject in any manner to answer for
giving up these Contracts
The multiplicity of Your Business & the Trouble I have allready
given prevented my Application in Person, but as I wait till the
morning for Your Excellences Answer Hope I shall be favourd
with it
The Cattle I purchased is by Contract to be paid for in a few days,
and I myself have no means to comply with the Contracts.
The flour made from the Wheat I received for Taxs & purchased
with Certificates & new money I expect is forwarded by this time,
except the small parcels of wheat received in Mills at a distance from
navigation
I shall on my return apply myself to settling all my Accounts &
bring them done in the best order I can as soon as possible

January 1

[Joseph Ford, Leonard Town, to Gov. Lee]

Your Excellencies letter of the 27th of last month I Received
this morning by Post and have to inform that the Quantity of Pork
to be Purchased in St Mary's will be but small Five Thousand weight
is as much as I expect to get and I may be disappointed in geting that
1

January 3



 
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