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Letter from Hugh Young to the Maryland Council of Safety, for directions about sending a Vessel to the West-Indies



Baltimore, April 22, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: I have the pleasure of advising you of the safe arrival of the Brigantine Beith, in the West-Indies, the 3d ultimo, without any interruption. I sent you, by Mr˙ Lux, a letter for you from him, but have learned that he forgot it; I suppose he has sent it since his return.

I am sorry to advise you of the loss of the Brigantine Nancy, Captain Wise, somewhere in the bay, a few clays ago. I have not received any letter from him, but have it from a gentleman from the Eastern-Shore of undoubted authority, and believe it to be a fact. It appears, from the care Captain Wise had taken, that it is morally impossible for any vessel to pass our ravenous enemies. However, if you think the Schooner Ninety has any chance, you will please give the Committee orders to allow me to load her, as her cargo is all ready. If you think otherwise, I shall be glad to know what I am to do with the cargo. I shall be much obliged for a few lines on the subject by the first opportunity.

I am, gentlemen, your most obedient, humble servant,


To the Honourable the Council of Safety of Maryland.