March 14

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Thursday, March 14, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Ordered, That Major Price be empowered to purchase or contract for the making of two hundred Rifles, with proper Powder-horns and Pouches.

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Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Daniel of St˙ Thomas Jenifer, Esq˙, one hundred and twenty Pounds, currency, for so much in specie by him paid to Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Esq.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ James Dick the sum of twenty-one Pounds and nine Shillings, for Lead and Flints.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Robert Townsend Hooe be requested immediately to load the Sloop Molly, Captain Conway, with Tobacco, Corn, Flour, and Staves, on account and risk of this Province, upon the best and most reasonable terms; and that he apply to the Council of Safety for sailing orders for her when ready.

Ordered, That Captain John Allen Thomas' s Independent Company be stationed at Leonardtown, in St˙ Mary' s County.

Ordered, That Captain John Watkins' s Independent Company be stationed at Snow-Hill, in Worcester County; that one half of Captain Edward Veazey' s Independent Company be stationed in Chestertown, in Kent County, and the other half at Blunt' s Warehouse, on Kent Island, in Queen Anne' s County.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Robert Townsend Hooe nine hundred Pounds, currency, on account of the above adventure.

Ordered, That the Committee of Observation for the Middle District of Frederick County send two thousand five hundred pounds of Lead to the Committee of Observation for Charles County.

Adjourned till three o' clock, and met accordingly.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to John Wells seven Pounds seven Shillings and seven Pence, for three hundred and twenty-two pounds of Beef, given as a compliment by the Council of Safety to Captain Boucher, he having restored five Prisoners.

Ordered, That Captain Joshua Beall, of Prince George' s County, deliver to Colonel William Smallwood, or his order, thirty barrels of Gunpowder imported in the Sloop Molly, Thomas Conway, Master.