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May 8, Captain Nicholson directed to raise the Vessels sunk at Whetstone-Point, the channel having been secured by a boom


Wednesday, May 8, 1776.

Council met. Present as yesterday.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Captain John Day Scott six Pounds eighteen Shillings, on account of his Company.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Messrs˙ John Shaw and Archibald Chisholm twenty-three Pounds sixteen Shillings and six Pence, for stocking Muskets.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Colonel Thomas Wright nine Pounds eight Shillings and two Pence, to defray the expense of repairing the Guns of indigent persons belonging to Captain Barnes' s and Ellicott' s Companies of Militia, in Queen Anne' s County.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Colonel John Weems ninety-six Pounds eleven Shillings and four Pence, to discharge the pay of the Companies of Captains Richard Chew, John Deal, Richard Weems, and Abraham Simmons, when on duty the 8th of March last.

Ordered, That the said Treasurer pay to Captain William Brogden twenty-one Pounds sixteen Shillings and three Pence, to discharge the pay of his Company, when on duty on the late alarm.

A number of Vessels having been sunk in the Channel of the River Patapsco, near Whetstone-Point, for the safety and protection of Baltimore Town, and the Committee of Observation for Baltimore County having given information to this Board, by letter dated the 6th instant, that their Boom is now laid down, and so far secured that they judge the Vessels that were sunk at Whetstone-Point might be removed,

Therefore Ordered, That the said Vessels be raised with all convenient speed, under the direction of the said Committee; and that Captain James Nicholson, with the Ship Defence and her Tenders, assist in executing this order.

Adjourned till next day, ten o' clock.