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George Wells to Maryland Council of Safety

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GEORGE WELLS TO MARYLAND COUNCIL OF SAFETY.

Baltimore, December 27th, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: I take this opportunity of informing you that I have launched one of the row galleys, and that I shall push on the other as fast as possible. Please let me know how she is to be masted.

As I am informed that there is some sheet-lead in this town belonging to you, I' d be obliged to you to send me an order for some, as I want it for scuppers and magazine.

Please to send me per bearer, Mr˙ Barry, any further directions or commands you may have for me, which shall be punctually observed, by, gentlemen, your most obedient, humble servant,

GEORGE WELLS.

The hon' ble Council of Safety for the State of Maryland, Annapolis.

Gentlemen, please to send me per bearer, Mr˙ John Barry, the sum of seven hundred pounds, on account of the row galleys, and also the amount of the accounts for repairing the old vessels belonging to you, which accounts he carries, and you' ll oblige your humble servant,

GEORGE WELLS.

To the hon' ble Council of Safety for the State of Maryland.

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