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Proceedings of the Committee for the County of Balitmore


At a meeting of the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County, on Monday, the 23d January, 1775:

Present: Samuel Purviance, in the Chair, Jeremiah Townley Chase, Clerk, Andrew Buchanan, Robert Alexander, William Smith, Doctor John Boyd, James Calhoun, John Merryman, Jun˙, William Spear, Isaac Grist, Mark Alexander, George Lindenberger, William Buchanan, John Smith, Benjamin Griffith, John Deaver, Barnet Eichelberger.

Resolved, It is the opinion of the Committee of Observation for this County, that on the sale of any Goods imported contrary to the Association of the Continental Congress, no Receipt ought to be given for the money raised for the relief of the Poor of Boston, and the same ought to be paid into the hands of the Treasurer.

Ordered, That Mr˙ James Christie and Mr˙ Neil have notice of this Resolve.

Ordered, That the Committee of each Hundred hand about a Subscription Paper to raise Money for the purchase of Arms and Ammunition, collect the same, and pay it into the hands of the Treasurer.

Resolved, That the Money arising from the Subscription in the several Hundreds in Baltimore Town, be laid out in the purchase of Arms and Ammunition; and that the same be lodged in a Magazine or Repository, and there kept until the exigence of our affairs shall make it necessary to deliver them out for actual service.

Mr˙ Andrew Buchanan is appointed Treasurer for Baltimore Town, to receive the Moneys that may he raised for purchasing Arms and Ammunition.