Baltimore Committee requested to collect all the publick Arms in their County


Friday, February 9, 1773.

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

An agreement was made with Mr˙ Hugh Young for the exportation of Provision agreeable to a Resolution of Congress, also with Mr˙ George Woolsey for the like purpose, and copies thereof filed.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Hugh Young fifteen hundred Pounds, currency.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to George Woolsey eighteen hundred Pounds, currency.

Permit was given to Mr˙ Hugh Young to export Tobacco and Iron, or Provision, and in return to import Salt.

Commission issued to John Fulford, appointed Captain of a Company of Matrosses, to be stationed at the City of Annapolis.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Captain John Fulford two hundred Pounds, common money, for subsist and advance money for his Recruits.

Ordered, That the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County be requested to collect all the publick Arms in their County; and where any of them have been delivered


into the hands of individuals out of repair, and have been put into good order and made fit for use by them at their own expense, that the said Committee transmit an account of the same to the Council of Safety, with the necessary expense incurred, that such individuals may be reimbursed out of the publick Treasury, unless otherwise agreed at the time of such delivery; also to attend particularly to those Arms which are still out of repair, and to have them put into good order as soon as possible, and as early as they conveniently can to furnish the Council with a state of the whole; and that the said Committee deliver such of the said Arms as are fit for service, and others as they are repaired, to Major Gist, or his order.

Ordered, That Mr˙ William Spear, of Baltimore Town, deliver to Colonel Smallwood, or to his order, one thousand nine hundred and eighty nine yards Osnaburghs, purchased of him by the Council of Safety, towards clothing the Regular Troops of this Province.

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

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Loan Office be requested to furnish the Council of Safety with a list of the Bonds in that Office; and of the Obligors, the Date, and principal sums of Money in each, respectively.

A Letter was received from Mr˙ Samuel Chase, and answered.

A copy of the Letter No˙ 11 was sent to Captain Nathaniel Ramsey.

Adjourned till next day, ten o' clock.