Thanks of the Council to Captain Nicholson, of the Ship Defence


Friday, March 15, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Commission issued to Samuel Griffith, appointed First Lieutenant, Richard Finley, Second Lieutenant, and James Robinson, Ensign, of Captain William Frisby' s Company of Militia in Kent County.

Ordered, That Colonel William Smallwood be empowered to purchase all the Blankets and Cloth at Bladensburgh and Georgetown, for the use of the Troops of this Province, and to convey the same to the City of Annapolis.

Ordered, That James Tibbet, master of the Brig Wild Duck, deliver to Mr˙ William Houston two thousand pounds weight of Gunpowder, and all the Small-Arms and accoutrements thereto belonging, the property of the Province of Maryland, imported in said Brig.

Copy of Letter No˙ 58 was sent to Mr˙ Daniel Bowly, of Baltimore Town.

The thanks of the Council were delivered by the President to Captain Nicholson, of the Ship Defence. (Vide No˙ 59.)

Copy of Letter No˙ 60 was sent to the Deputies of this Province in Congress.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Adam Lemaistre two hundred Pounds, currency, for Medicine.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Thomas Stone, Esq˙, one hundred and fifty Pounds, to defray the expenses of his deputation, to the Congress.

Adjourned till next day, nine o' clock.