Colonel Weems directed to march two of his Companies into the City of Annapolis, and to station the rest of his Battalion, and all the Militia in his department, where the enemy is expected to land

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Saturday, March 9, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Copy of Letter No, 45 was sent to Mr˙ Carroll, enclosing a copy of Letter No˙ 46 to Captain Stricker.

Copy of Letter No˙ 47 was sent to the Committee of Observation for Talbot County.

Ordered, That the Committee of Observation for Prince George' s County deliver to Colonel John Weems, or his order, one barrel of the Gunpowder purchased of Mr˙ West.

Ordered, That Major Price deliver to Colonel Weems two hundred Gun-Flints.

Adjourned till three o' clock, and met accordingly.

Ordered, That Captain Thomas Woolford' s Independent Company, of regular troops, be stationed at Cambridge, in Dorchester County.

Ordered, That Captain James Hindman' s Company, of regular forces, be stationed at Oxford, in Talbot County.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Dr˙ Michael Wallace five Pounds, current money, for Lint.

Copy of Letter No˙ 48 was sent to the Committee of Observation for Dorchester County.

Ordered, That Captain John Gunby' s Independent Company, of regular troops, be stationed at Princess Anne, in Somerset County.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore pay to Captain Gunby one hundred and fifty Pounds, on account of his Company.

Copy of Letter No˙ 49 was sent to Captain Gunby.

Ordered, That Colonel John Weems be directed to order two Companies of his Battalion, well armed, into the City of Annapolis, and hold the rest of his men ready to repel any hostilities that may be attempted against any part of the coast, in his department, by the Sloop-of-War or either of her Tenders, who are now off the mouth of the River Severn.

Copy of Letter No˙ 50 was sent to Mr˙ Carroll, and the Committee of Observation of Baltimore County.

Ordered, That Colonel John Weems be directed to march the remainder of his Battalion, now at London Town, and all the Militia in his department that he can get together who have not appeared there, and station them at proper places, to guard the shore where the Sloop-of-War and her Tenders are most likely to attempt landing.

Adjourned till next day, nine o' clock.