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Resolutions of the Maryland Convention, declaring Captain Montagu had violated the truce, and prohibiting all communication with the Fowey



In Convention, Annapolis, June 24, 1776.

The Letter of Captain Montagu and of Robert Eden, Esq˙, of this day to the Council of Safety, were laid before the Convention. And in confirmation thereof,

Resolved, unanimously, That the said Captain Montagu, by detaining several servants belonging to the inhabitants of this Province, and by refusing to deliver up a soldier who deserted from the service of this Colony, hath violated the truce, and acted in manifest violation of his promise to preserve the same sacred.

Ordered, That the Commanding Officer do not permit any baggage or effects belonging to Robert Eden, Esq˙, or any other on board the Fowey, to be carried on board the said ship, and to take care that all communication with the said ship immediately cease.

Ordered, That the Letters of Captain Montagu to Robert Eden, Esq˙, of yesterday, and the several Letters from the Council of Safety, of this day, to Captain Montagu and Robert Eden, Esq˙, and their answers, together with the above Resolve and Order, be immediately published.

Extract from the Minutes:

G˙ DUVALL, Clerk.