Letter from the Maryland Council of Safety to the Committee for Worcester County

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MARYLAND COUNCIL OF SAFETY TO THE COMMITTEE OF
OBSERVATION FOR WORCESTER COUNTY.

[No˙ 64.] Annapolis, July 6, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: We have ordered a Captain and thirty privates of the Militia of Kent County to guard the gunpowder, &c˙, belonging to this Province, from Chingoteague, in Accomack County, in Virginia, to Chestertown; but as we cannot, with any certainty, from the unhappy and disturbed

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state of your County and Somerset, determine with any certainty whether it may be a sufficient guard, we request, if you think it will not, that as many of your Militia as you shall determine proper, may march through Somerset and the head of Dorset with the wagons, for the further security of your powder; and we cannot doubt of the readiness of your men to engage in this service; and are fully persuaded a requisition, without an order from our Board, will be sufficient to induce a compliance.

We are, &c.

To the Committee of Observation for Worcester County.