March 17

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Sunday, March 17, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

A Letter was received from Mr˙ Chamberlaine, Chairman of the Committee of Observation for Talbot County, and answered. (Vide No˙ 63.)

Copy of Letter No˙ 64 was sent to Colonel Thomas Wright.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Major Price five hundred Pounds, currency, for Rifles.

Ordered, That the Committee of Observation for the Middle District of Frederick County deliver to Major Price fifteen hundred Flints, five thousand pounds of Lead in Bullets, all the Hangers, Broad-swords, and Cutlasses; and also all the Arms belonging to the Province that are fit for service.

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Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore, pay to Major Gist one hundred and fifty Pounds, currency, to be accounted for.

Mr˙ Hands has leave of absence.

Adjourned till next day, nine o' clock.