Letter from the Maryland Council of Safety to Captain Beall, to supply Captain Thomas with guns and bayonets

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MARYLAND COUNCIL OF SAFETY TO CAPTAIN REZIN BEALL.

[No˙ 62.] Annapolis, July 6, 1776.

SIR: As Captain Thomas is directed by the honourable Convention to march immediately with his company to the northward, and as it is proper his men should be as completely armed as possible, we have ordered that you furnish him with such of the guns, with bayonets, belonging to your company, as may be sufficient for that purpose. He will leave with you such of his guns as have not bayonets. We desire to have a particular state of the arms of your company after Captain Thomas may have delivered you this, that we may immediately order you a proper supply from hence, to make up the deficiency if there should be any wanting.

We are, &c.

To Captain Rezin Beall.