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Letter from Thomas Ewing to the Maryland Council of Safety



Baltimore, May 8, 1776.

HONOURABLE SIRS: When last in Annapolis, I left my account with you for inspection. There was a charge in the account current for bringing my company to station, the


amount of which was left blank. Enclosed I send you an account of sundry expenses which I paid, which, after deducting what is allowed for recruiting, and the charge allowed for a fifer, leaves fourteen pounds nine shillings and eleven pence due me by the promise of that account, which I hope you will allow, as otherwise I shall be so much loser. The balance due, exclusive of that, is eighty-four pounds twelve shillings and ten and a half-pence, which I will esteem as a favour if you will send me by return of the bearer, Mr˙ William Lux. I have paid several sums since my last account for sick soldiers, which I doubt not will be allowed, as it is by order of your Surgeon. I am getting hunting shirts made for my company, of home-made linen, which I bought and paid Mr˙ Edward Parser for, at three shillings and nine pence per yard. I have in that consulted with Colonel Ware, who thinks with me that they will not come much dearer than osnaburghs, the linen being much broader, and one shirt will be worth two; I therefore hope you will allow it.

I have the honour to be, honourable sirs, your very humble servant,


To the Honourable Council of Safety of Maryland.