George Washington Papers

To George Washington from the Maryland Council, 10 September 1779

From the Maryland Council

In Council Annapolis 10th Septr 1779


The Day before Yesterday we received your two Letters of the 28th of last Month.1 Colo. Blaine came to Town Yesterday and we are concerting with him the Measures in our Power for procuring a Supply of Flour for the Army. We have no State Magazine and in a great Part of our Country the Crop has been very bad, however we hope that enough may be soon got for the Temporary Subsistance of the Army. It gives us real Concern that any of our Officers should have broken their Paroll, your Excellency may rely that we shall exert ourselves to make them return. We are &ca.

LB, MdAA: Council letter book.

1GW sent two circulars to the states on 26 Aug. and one on 28 August. This reply deals with both GW’s 26 Aug. circular to the states on officers in violation of parole and his 28 Aug. circular on the army’s supply of flour.

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