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Field-Officers for the Upper Battalion of Militia


Dr˙ Richard Tootell was appointed Surgeon to the Battalion of Militia to be stationed in the City of Annapolis and Baltimore-Town, to supply the place of Colonel Smallwood' s Battalion; Thomas Henry Howard Surgeon' s Mate to the said Battalion.

Commissions issued to Mr˙ Robert Tyler, appointed Colonel, Thomas Williams Lieutenant-Colonel, Thomas Snowden First Major, and John Macgill Second Major of the Upper Battalion of Militia in Prince George' s County.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Henry Gaither 29 4, currency, for Thread for the publick service.

Ordered, That Colonel Smallwood furnish the Council of Safety with a Roll of the Troops of his Battalion which marched under a Resolve of the last session of the Convention to Philadelphia; also, an account of their Arms, Accoutrements, Camp Utensils, and Baggage.

That the Captains James Hindman, John Allen Thomas, and Edward Veazey, do the like with respect to their Companies.

That Dr˙ Michael Wallace furnish the Council, as soon as possible, with a list of the Medicine he takes with him for the use of Colonel Smallwood' s Battalion.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western Shore pay to Captain Barton Lucas £37 12 9, on account of his Company.

Ordered, That Thomas Yates be appointed Captain of a Company of Militia to be raised in Baltimore County, for the Flying-Camp, in the room of Captain Stephenson, who resigned.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Captain Yates £69 15, his First Lieutenant, Edward Ogleby, £46 10, Second Lieutenant, John Ogleby, £46 10, and Ensign Joseph Lewis £37 5s.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Charles Wallace, Esq˙, Paymaster, £1,000.


Commissions issued to John Kidd, John Hancock Beanes, and Alexander Roxburgh appointed First Lieutenants in Colonel Smallwood' s Battalion of Regular Forces.

To Hatch Dent, Benjamin Chambers, Henry Chew Gaither, William Ridgely, and Edward Praul, appointed Second Lieutenants.

To Walker Muse, appointed Third Lieutenant.

And to Walter Brooks Coxe, James Furnandis, Peter Brown, John Gassaway, and William Courts, appointed Ensigns of said Battalion.

Ordered, That the Resolve of Convention regulating the rank of Officers in the Flying-Camp be immediately published in the Maryland Gazette, and two hundred Handbills of the same printed, to be circulated through the Province.

Adjourned till next day, ten o' clock.