Committees in the several Counties appointed to collect Gold and Silver for the operations in Canada


Ordered, That a copy of the said Resolve of Congress, together with a copy of the Resolve of this Council, notifying the appointments aforesaid, be enclosed to the several persons appointed in each County respectively; in the following Letter, to wit:

Baltimore Town, February 2, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: Enclosed you have a resolve of Congress, for collecting gold and silver in this Province, as also a resolve of the Council of Safety of your appointment to collect the same in — County.

You are to inform the Council of Safety what sum you have been able to collect with all convenient speed, that they may transmit the gross amount of the whole to the Congress. We take it for granted that Continental money will be ordered us in exchange. In the mean time, by way of forwarding the business, you may have Provincial money from our Treasurer for any sum in gold or silver you may lodge with him.

The Council went to Whetstone-Point, to inform themselves of the situation thereof, and consider of the practicability of fortifying the same.

Council adjourns till to-morrow morning, ten o' clock.