From Levin Winder
In Council Annapolis May 20 1813
In consequence of a Resolution passed by the Legislature (a Copy of which is herewith enclosed)1 we have deputed the honorable William Bond Martin and Walter Dorsey of our Body to wait upon you. We have the honor to be With much Respect Your obedient Servant
RC (DNA: RG 107, LRUS, W-1813); letterbook copy (MdAA); Tr (MdHi). RC in a clerk’s hand, signed by Winder. For enclosure, see n. 1.
1. The enclosure was a certified copy of a 20 May 1813 resolution of the Maryland legislature (1 p.; DNA: RG 107, LRRS, D-127:7) stipulating “that the Governor and Council be and they are hereby requested forthwith to send a deputation to Washington for the purpose of ascertaining what further protection will be afforded by the General Government against the incursions of the common enemy, and also what provision may be expected to liquidate the necessary expenditures which have been or may be incurred in providing against their aggressions.”