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Captain Thomas' s Company Ordered to Proceed Immediately to St. Mary' s County

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Friday, July 19, 1776.

Council met. Present the same Members as yesterday, except Mr˙ Tilghman.

Ordered, That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Captain Bullen twelve Muskets and Accoutrements, with a sufficient quantity of Powder and Ball for the same.

Mr˙ Hall attended.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to William Wilkins £300, to be applied towards defraying the expense of the Breastworks.

That the said Treasurer pay to Captain Philip Merony £500, common money, to be lodged with Messrs˙ John Hanson, Jun˙, and Christopher Edelen, for the purchase of Fire-Arms.

That the said Treasurer pay to Captain Philip Meroney £12, for two months' services as Adjutant to Colonel Baker Johnson' s Battalion of Militia.

Copy of Letter No˙ 57 was sent to Colonel Thomas Dorsey, and copy of No˙ 58 to the Honourable John Page, Esquire, President of the Council of the Colony of Virginia.

Adjourned to three o' clock, and met accordingly.

Ordered, That the Commissary of Stores deliver to Edward Timmons eighteen Muskets, to be repaired.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay to Edward Timmons 22, for repairing Arms for the Militia.

Copy of Letter No˙ 59 was sent to Doctor Charles Frederick Weisenthal; copy of No˙ 60 to John West, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee of Observation at Alexandria; and copy of No˙ 61 to Mr˙ Stephen Steward.

Ordered, That Captain Thomas immediately proceed with his Company to St˙ Mary' s County, and put himself under the direction of the Commanding Officer there.

Ordered, That the Commissary of Stores furnish each Non-Commissioned Officer and Private of Captain Thomas' s Company with twenty-three rounds of Cartridge with Ball.

Ordered, That the Contractor of Provisions furnish Captain Thomas' s Company with two days' Rations.

Ordered, That the Commissary of Stores deliver to George Gordon twenty-four Muskets to be repaired.

Ordered, That the Defence' s small tender convey Captain Thomas' s Company to the mouth of Patuxent, in St˙ Mary' s County.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Western-Shore pay

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to the Committee of Observation for Charles County £200, on account of Captain Rezin Beall' s Company.

Copy of Letter No˙ 62 was sent to the Committee of Observation for Charles County; and copy of No˙ 63 to the Deputies of this Province in Congress.

Adjourned till next day, ten o' clock.

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