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Talbot County (Maryland) Committee



June 26, 1775.

The Committee of Observation for Talbot County desire you to publish the following piece of intelligence:

On Monday, the 26th of June, the Ship Johnston, Captain Jones, from and belonging to Mr James Gildart of


Liverpool, was spoke within the Chesapeake Bay by Captain Harding, of the Schooner Endeavour; when Captain Jones informed Captain Harding that he was from Liverpool, and had on board a quantity of Salt Captain Jones being asked whether he had any thing more than Salt on board, answered, yes, he had a few Dry-Goods. On being asked further, how Mr Gildart (who was well apprized of the Association) would venture to send such articles to America, Captain Jones replied, that three Generals and twenty thousand soldiers had been ordered to America some time before the above goods were shipped, and that it was not doubted but all would be quiet by the time he should arrive.

Captain Jones inquired of Captain Harding whether he could land his Goods and Salt in Georgia; but the next day came with his Ship into the Eastern Bay, landed some Servants he had on board, and soon after started down the Bay

The publick are cautioned to be under the watch, and look out for the Ship Johnston; as there is reason to suspect she is still hovering in some part of the bay, and will attempt to land her Goods if she can find a convenient opportunity, notwithstanding the Captain' s inquiring whether it were practicable to land them in Georgia.