Commissions issued to Officers in Dorchester County

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Saturday, February 10, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Copy of Letter No˙ 12 was sent to the Committee of Observation for St˙ Mary' s County.

Mr˙ George Ranken delivers to the Council a list of the Record Books in the Chancery Office; which was ordered to be entered.

Commissions issued to James Murray, appointed Colonel; John Dickinson, Lieutenant-Colonel; Joseph Ennalls, Jun˙, First Major; Joseph Richardson, Second Major, and Robert Gilmer, Quartermaster, of the Upper Battalion of Militia in Dorchester County.

Also, to Thomas Ennalls, appointed Colonel; John Ennall' s, Lieutenant-Colonel; Robert Harrison, First Major; Thomas Muse, Second Major, and Thomas Jones, Quartermaster, of the Lower Battalion of Militia in said County.

Also, to William Traverse, appointed Captain; John Askom Traverse, First Lieutenant; Alexander Tolly, Second Lieutenant, and Phillips Ferguson, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County, called the Plymouth Greens.

Also, to Zacharias Campbell, appointed Captain, and Bartholomew Ennalls, Jun˙, Second Lieutenant, of the Transquakin Company of Militia in said County.

Also, to Dr˙ Thomas Bourke, appointed Captain; Ezekiel Vickers, First Lieutenant; Thomas Fermin Eccleston, Second Lieutenant, and Nathaniel Manning, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County, called the Cambridge Blues.

Also, to Thomas Logan, appointed First Lieutenant; James Sullivane, Second Lieutenant, and John Pitt Airey, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in said County, called The New-Market Blues.

Copy of a Letter, No˙ 13, was sent to Mr˙ William Spear, of Baltimore Town.

Instructions and Sailing Orders were given to Captain Thomas Moore, of the Brig Fortune.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ John Smith, or his order, one thousand Pounds, agreeable to an order of the Committee of Baltimore County.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Messrs˙ Lux & Bowly six hundred and eighty-seven Pounds four Shillings and one Penny, for clothing of the Troops.

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

A Letter from the Committee of Observation for Dorchester County, respecting Captain Joseph Robson' s Minute Company, was received, and answered.

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Ordered, That Messrs˙ William Lux and Daniel Bowly deliver to Colonel William Smallwood, or his order, all the Cloth and Plush purchased by them by order of the Council of Safety for clothing the Regular Troops of this Province.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Captain John Allen Thomas two hundred Pounds, currency, on account of his Company.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Mr˙ Felix Lewis Massenbaugh twenty Pounds, for his expense in attending the late Convention and this Council, and for his services as an Engineer.

Mr˙ Felix Lewis Massenbaugh was appointed Second Lieutenant of Captain Fulford' s Artillery Company.

Captain Thomas proposed to the Council to procure Clothes and Blankets for his Company, the Council to allow him a sum not exceeding three Pounds five Shillings for each suit of Clothes, and a sum not exceeding fifteen Shillings for every Blanket; which was agreed to.

Adjourned till next day, ten o' clock.