February 13

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Tuesday, February 13, 1776.

Council met. Present the same Members as yesterday; also Thomas Smyth and Thomas Bedingfield Hands, Esquires, who were qualified before Mr˙ Jenifer, by taking the oath prescribed by the Convention.

A Letter was sent to the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County, about Sulphur and Sail-Duck.

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

Ordered, That Mr˙ Charles Wallace, Paymaster of the forces of this Province, enter into Bond, with sufficient security, in the sum of four thousand Pounds, currency, for the faithful discharge of his trust.

Commissions issued to Thomas Watkins, appointed Captain; Thomas Noble Stockett, First Lieutenant; Samuel Watkins, Second Lieutenant, and William Harwood, Ensign of a Company of Militia belonging to the South-River Battalion of Anne Arundel County.

Adjourned till next day, ten o' clock.