February 20


Tuesday, February 20, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday. Mr˙ Hall attended.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ William Spear one hundred and sixty-eight Pounds twelve Shillings and two Pence, being the balance of his accounts with the Province, as per account filed.

Commission issued to Felix Lucas Massenbaugh, appointed Second Lieutenant of Captain Fulford' s Company of Matrosses.

Also, to Fielder Bowie, appointed Captain of a Company of Militia, in Prince George' s County, belonging to the Eleventh Battalion.

Letter received from Colonel Sim, of Prince George' s County, and answered. (Vide No˙ 20.)

Ordered, That the Paymaster pay unto Lieutenant Bennett Brano one hundred Pounds, on account of Captain Rezin Beall' s Company.

Adjourned till three o' clock, and met according to adjournment.

Captain Nathaniel Smith sent to the Council of Safety a copy of the Enrollment of his Company, which was examined with the original, and ordered to be filed.

Ordered, That Captain John Fulford be appointed to prove the Cannon to be furnished by Messieurs Samuel and Daniel Hushes, for the use of the Province, and that the Committee of Observation for the Middle District of Frederick County furnish him with Powder sufficient for that purpose.

A copy of the above order was sent to Captain Fulford, enclosed in a Letter, requesting him to comply therewith. (Vide No˙ 21.)

A copy of a Letter, (No˙ 22,) was sent to the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County.

Adjourned till next day, ten o' clock.