January 20

v5:1524

Saturday, January 30, 1776.

Council met. Present the same Members as yesterday.

Ordered, That the Registers of the Commissary' s and Land Offices, and Clerks of the Provincial Court, and of Anne Arundel County, immediately furnish the Council of Safety with lists of the Record Books in their respective Offices, and prepare for the removal of the Records and Papers in the said Offices to such place as shall be directed by the said Council.

Ordered, That a copy of the Resolves of the late Convention relative to the removal of the said Records and Papers, be immediately furnished to each of the said Registers and Clerks.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Stephen West deliver to John Youst, or order, the quantity of ten pounds weight of Gunpowder, (out of that purchased by the Convention from him,) to prove the Muskets made by the said Youst for the use of this Province.

Messrs˙ Richard Thompson and Thomas Richardson were appointed to prove the said Muskets.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore pay to Captain John Gunby, or his order, two hundred Pounds, for subsist and advance money for his Recruits.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore pay to Captain John Day Scott, or his order, sixty Pounds, common money, for the purpose mentioned in the above order.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore pay to Captain James Hindman two hundred Pounds, for the like purpose.

Mr˙ Ramsey has leave of absence.

Commission issued to Patrick Sim., Esquire, appointed Captain of the Second Company, of the battalion of regular forces, in the room of Captain William Hyde, who resigned.

Ordered, That he rank as youngest Captain of the said Battalion.

Council adjourns till to-morrow morning, half past nine o' clock.