Gunpowder and Lead sent to Kent and Talbot Counties

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Tuesday, January 23, 1776.

Council met. Present the same Members as yesterday.

Ordered, That one barrel of Gunpowder and four hundred pounds weight of Lead, be sent by the Committee of

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Observation for Kent County, under the care of a commissioned officer of Militia, to the Committee of Observation for Queen Anne' s County, or to such person or persons in the same County as they shall order and direct.

Ordered, That one barrel of Gunpowder and four hundred pounds weight of Lead, be sent in the same manner to the Committee of Observation for Talbot County; and half a barrel of Gunpowder and two hundred pounds weight of Lead, to the Committee of Observation for Caroline County.

Commission issued to William Tillard, Esquire, Quartermaster of the Battalion of Militia in Anne Arundel County, commanded by Colonel John Weems.

Ordered, That the Committee of Observation for Charles County send two and a half barrels of Powder and one thousand pounds weight of Lead, under the care of a commissioned officer of Militia, to the Committee of Observation for St˙ Mary' s County; half a barrel of said Powder for Captain John Allen Thomas' s Company, of regular troops, and the residue for the use of the two battalions of Militia in that County

Ordered, That the Committee of Observation for Charles County send, under the care of a commissioned officer of Militia, one barrel of Gunpowder and four hundred pounds weight of Lead, to the Committee of Observation for Calvert County; one half of said Powder and Lead for Captain Rezin Beall' s Independent Company, of regular forces.

Ordered, That eighty copies of the Articles of War be immediately printed.

Mr˙ John Brice produced and delivered to the Council a list of the Record Books of Anne Arundel County Court, which was ordered to be entered.

A copy of Letter No˙ 5, concerning the publick Records, was sent to Messrs˙ Joseph Sim and Thomas Contee, of Prince George' s County.

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

A copy of Letter No˙ 6 was sent to the Deputies of this Province in Congress.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Benjamin Ford one hundred and twenty-eight Pounds, for subsist and advance money for Captain George Stricker' s Company of Light Infantry.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Benjamin Ford one hundred Pounds, currency, for subsist and advance money for Captain Lemuel Barrett' s Independent Company, of regular forces.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Henry Barnes one hundred and twenty Pounds, currency, for subsist and advance money for Captain John Stone' s Recruits.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Benjamin Ford sixty Pounds, currency, to be lodged with Mr˙ Thomas Johnson, at Fredericktown, or, in his absence, to be left with Messrs˙ Charles Beatty and Baker Johnson, to be by them laid out in the purchase of Gun-locks.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Benjamin Ford one hundred Pounds, currency, to be lodged with Messrs˙ Charles Beatty and Baker Johnson, to enable them to advance for Rifles for the use of Captain George Stricker' s Company of Light Infantry.

Council adjourns till Monday next, to meet at Baltimore Town.