February 14

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Wednesday, February 14, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore pay to Captain John Watkins two hundred Pounds, for subsist and advance money for his Recruits.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Captain James Hindman three hundred Pounds, to subsist and provide necessaries for his Company.

Copy of Letter No˙ 15 was sent to the Committee of Observation for Talbot County; a copy of Letter No˙ 16 to Captains James Kent and William Henry, in Virginia; and a copy of No˙ 17 to the Treasurer of the Eastern-Shore.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Mr˙ Robert Craig five hundred Pounds, common money,

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to be lodged in the hands of Colonel John Veazey, to be by him laid out in the purchase of a ton of Gunpowder.

Commissions issued to Archibald Andersen, appointed First Lieutenant of Captain James Hindman' s Independent Company, of regular troops, in the room of William Goldsborough, who resigned, and to Edward Hindman, appointed Second Lieutenant of said Company.

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

Copy of Letter No˙ 18 sent to Colonel John Veasey.

Mr˙ Robert Craig agreed with the Council to load the Brig Blanche with country produce, for the importation of Salt, agreeable to a Resolution of Congress.

Copy of agreement filed.

Adjourned till next day.