General Chamberlaine and Colonel Beall directed to discharge their Militia Colonel Weems directed to repel any attempt that may be made by the Otter, at Fishing Creek

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Monday, March 11, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Orders were sent to Brigadier-General Chamberlaine and Colonel Beall, respectively, to discharge their Militia.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to the Clerk twenty Pounds, currency, for expenses and other purposes.

Ordered, That Colonel John Weems be directed to march his Militia, or such of them as may be necessary, to repel any attempt that now is or may be made by the Otter Sloop, or her Tenders, at the mouth of Fishing-Creek, as also to be ready to assist the Culvert Militia.

Colonel Ware was ordered down to take the command of the Militia.

Copy of Letter No˙ 53 was sent to the Deputies in Congress.

Adjourned till next day, nine o' clock.