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Sickness necessary Business and other Causes often preventing the Attendance of the members of this Board so as that no Council can be held, while many persons are waiting from great distances and at much expense on Business with the Executive; which inconvenience might in a great degree be obviated by a Standing Advice of the Board to the Governor to act during the intervals of their sitting...
Williamsburg, 4 Mch. 1780 . If the accounts of Col. Legras and Maj. Linctot cannot be settled in the manner last proposed, they should be paid by bills of exchange drawn on Penet & Co. at Nantes. Signed by John Page. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ); 2 p. Printed in Official Letters Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia , ed. H. R. McIlwaine , ii , 105.
[ Williamsburg ] 4 Mch. 1780 . The reasonable expenses of Col. Legras and Maj. Linctot to the sixth of the present month will be paid by the public, and an account should be submitted to the auditors for settlement. Signed by John Page. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ); 1 p. Printed in Official Letters Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia , ed. H. R. McIlwaine , ii , 106.
[ Williamsburg ] 4 Mch. 1780 . Upon reconsideration of the case of Col. Legras, he is to be furnished with 50 hhds. of tobacco in addition to the bills of exchange already delivered to him as part of his demand against the state; and 10 hhds. are to be furnished to Capt. Linctot as part of his demand. Copy attested by H. Randolph, Clerk of Council. Tr in Board of Trade Journal ( Vi ); 1 p....
It having been reported that the Enemy are advancing thro the interior Country of No. Carolina, and a doubt arising whether they may not mean to attempt a rescue of the Convention troops, the Governor is advised to instruct Colo. Wood immediately to call in all the said Officers and Soldiers to the barracks; that he have every thing in readiness to move them over the blue ridge at a moments...
Order in answer to Colo. Muters Letter of 30th May 1780. In Council June 13th 1780 Gibson’s and Brent’s men are to be armed from Petersburg as far as the good arms there will go, deficiencies to be supplied from Richmond. Colo. Muter will be pleased to instruct Majr. Quarles and such assistant Officers as may be procured to go through the Country and collect the draughts dispersed in different...
The Governor laid before the board a proposition from Colo. William Preston to raise a body of volunteers to march to the Southward whereon the board are of opinion that the services of such a Corps be accepted on the following conditions. They shall serve three months from the time of their rendezvousing at the head quarters of the Sothern commander in chief or such other place as he shall...
The board having reason to believe that a number of spirited citizens in the Counties of Botetourt, Montgomery and Washington are willing to proceed on Service to the Southward, and being of Opinion that large succours thrown in to General Gates may enable him to recover possession of the Country lately assumed by the enemy and put a speedy termination to the evils of conquest under which our...
In Council, Jan. 19, 1781. The board advise that Mr. Browne, commissioner of the provision law, be instructed to give orders to his deputies in the different Senatorial districts to call on the owners of all waggons, teams and drivers, and of all vessels for river transportation, with their navigators, within the same, to register with them the said waggons, teams, drivers, vessels, and crews,...
The board proceeded to take into consideration the resolution of General Assembly of the 1st. of January 1781. which is in these words to wit “Whereas the regiments on State establishment are greatly reduced in their numbers of men insomuch that most of the Officers belonging to them are without employment: the General Assembly taking the same into their consideration and sensible of the merit...