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Maryland Council of Safety to Colonel Dashiell

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MARYLAND COUNCIL OF SAFETY TO COLONEL DASHIELL.

[No˙ 25.] Annapolis, February 34, 1776.

SIR: We received yours of the 10th instant, enclosing a list of officers for Captain Wales' s Company, who, you say, have resigned. This may be the case, but the Council of Safety think it not regular to issue new commissions, until the old ones are transmitted to us, and, therefore, have not sent them. We have before us, also, a petition from the Eden-School Company, for a change of officers. Their Captain, Andrew Adams, they allege, had a commission made out by the Convention surreptitiously and fraudulently. This, we think, ought most properly to be referred to the Convention themselves, which will meet again in April, and all parties will then have an opportunity of being heard. We cannot think of displacing officers appointed by the Convention, without a full hearing, and we recommend an application to them, as most proper, under all circumstances; and are, your most, &c.

To Colonel George Dashiell.

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