Jesse Hollingsworth to Maryland Council of Safety

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JESSE HOLLINGSWORTH TO MARYLAND COUNCIL OF SAFETY.

Baltimore, December 1st, 1776.

SIRS: The bearer, Mrs˙ Trepolet, is; uneasy about her houses taken by Captains Ewin, Smith, and Ramsey, last winter for barracks. I have troubled you on the same account once before. I was called on by the Court to value the houses when they were taken, and I believe for that reason the widow insists I will do something for her. This was all settled; she was paid, but since the houses was much abused, and she thinks will be recovered. They are better for barracks than any in town, and I believe the abuses had best be repaired. They are very careless, and she thinks they will burn her and all she has by their neglect. I think she has catched them with large fires against the walls on the outside. But what she says I think may be depended on, and must leave you and her to settle it. Please excuse for this freedom; it is for a widow.

From your humble servant,

JESSE HOLLINGSWORTH

The honourable Council of Safety, Annapolis.