Petition of sundry inhabitants of Anne Arundel County, against issuing certain Commissions

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Wednesday, February 28, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Instructions and Sailing Orders were given to Captain George Wise, of the Brigantine Nancy.

A Petition of sundry inhabitants of Anne Arundel County, against the issuing Commissions to the Officers of Mr˙ John Burgess' s Company, which was referred by the late Convention to the Council of Safety, was read.

And thereupon Ordered, That the same be taken into consideration on Friday, the 8th of March next; and that notice be given to the parties concerned to attend the Council, at the City of Annapolis, on that day.

Summons issued to Major Henry Ridgely and Mr˙ John Burgess, accordingly.

Commissions issued to Richard Stringer, appointed Captain, William Spurrier, First Lieutenant, Caleb Dorsey, Second Lieutenant, and Nicholas Ridgely, Ensign, of a Company of Militia in Anne Arundel County, belonging to the Elkridge Battalion.

Adjourned till next day, ten o' clock.