Letter from Captain Squires, of the Otter, to the Governour, with his Answer, laid before the Council

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Sunday, March 10, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

A Letter from Captain Squires, of the Otter sloop-of-war, to his Excellency the Governour, together with his Excellency' s answer thereto, were communicated to the Council; upon which a copy of Letter No˙ 51 was sent to his Excellency by the Council.

An Express was sent to Colonel Thomas Dorsey, directing him to discharge the Battalion of Militia under his command.

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Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County one thousand Founds, currency, on account of the Fortifications there.

Ordered, That Major Gist deliver to Lieutenant John Stewart one hundred Cartouch-Boxes.

Ordered, That Colonel Francis Ware send fifteen hundred weight of Lead immediately to the Committee of Baltimore County.

Copy of Letter No˙ 52 was sent to Mr˙ Carroll and the Baltimore Committee.

Adjourned till next day, nine o' clock.