Commissions to sundry Officers issued

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Thursday, March 7, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Commissions issued to Bennett Combs, appointed Second Lieutenant, and James Williams, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in St˙ Mary' s County.

Also, to William Winters, appointed Captain, George Dent, Jun˙, First Lieutenant, Burdit Hamilton, Second Lieutenant, and William Barker, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in Charles County.

Also, to William McPherson, appointed Captain, Peter Green, First Lieutenant, Thomas Green, Jun˙, Second Lieutenant, and Leonard Hambleton, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to Benjamin Philpot, appointed Captain, Henry Dent, First Lieutenant, Burford Cottrell, Second Lieutenant, and Philip Marshall, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to Walter Hanson, (son of John,) appointed Captain, Thomas Semes, First Lieutenant, Joseph W˙ Harrison, Second Lieutenant, and John Beale Turner, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to John Hanson, (youngest,) appointed Captain, Henry Massey Hanson, First Lieutenant, James Russell, Second Lieutenant, and John Griffin, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to Jonathan Yates, appointed Captain, Richard Hendly Cauts, First Lieutenant, John Neal, Second Lieutenant, and Raphael Boarman, Jun˙, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to Walter Winter, appointed Captain, Richard Bennett Boarman, First Lieutenant, Jonathan Thomas, Second Lieutenant, and Nehemiah Gibbons, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to George Swann, appointed Captain, John Gwinn, First Lieutenant, Michael Stone, Second Lieutenant, and William Lamar, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to Thomas Hanson Marshall, appointed Captain, George Dent, First Lieutenant, Henry Ward, Second Lieutenant, and John Grant, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to John Muskett, appointed First Lieutenant, William McCorkle, Second Lieutenant, and Samuel Stone, Ensign, of Captain Robert Sinnitts' s Company of Militia in said County.

Ordered, That Major Price immediately collect all the Lead in Town, and particularly the Buckshot, and lodge the same in the Magazine.

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Mr˙ Isaac Harris was appointed Armourer to the Troops stationed in Annapolis.

In consequence of a Letter from two of the Deputies of this Province in Congress, permission was given to Alexander Ross to pass to the Committee of Safety of Virginia.

Copy of Letter No˙ 32 was sent to the said Committee, in consequence of the above permission.

Adjourned till three o' clock, and met accordingly.

Ordered, That Messrs˙ Thomas Charles Williams & Co˙, deliver to Major Price, or his order, all the Gun-Flints purchased from them for the use of the Province.

Ordered, That Colonel John Weems immediately march his Battalion to South-River Ferry, and quarter them there, part on this and part on the other side of the Ferry; and should the Man-of-War and her Tenders attempt any landing there, that he be ready to repel them.

Ordered, That a copy of the above order be immediately despatched to Colonel Weems per express.

Copy of Letter No˙ 32 was sent by express to the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County.

Copy of No˙ 33, by express, to Colonel William Smallwood.

Copy of No˙ 34, by express, to the Committee of Observation for Prince George' s County.

Copy of No˙ 35, by express, to the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County; and copy of No˙ 36, per express, to Colonel Thomas Dorsey.

Mr˙ Carroll was requested to go to Baltimore Town to assist in the necessary preparations there.

Ordered, That Captain Rezin Beall' s Independent Company be stationed one half of them at Port-Tobacco, in Charles County, and the other half at Drum-Point, in Calvert County; and that they march to their several stations as soon as possible.

Copy of Letter No˙ 37 was sent to the Committee of Observation for Calvert County.

Dr˙ Michael Wallace was appointed First Surgeon' s Mate to the Battalion.

Commission issued to William Frazer, appointed Third Lieutenant of Captain James Hindman' s Independent Company, in the room of Pollard Edmonson, who resigned.