George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Mordecai Gist, 2 July 1777

From Colonel Mordecai Gist

Baltimore 2 July 1777


I had the honor of addressing your Excellency last from Philadelphia1 and have now to Inclose you a return of the continental troops forwarded from this place since the 4th ultimo, amounting in the whole to 1694 Men Including Officers, I have likewise sent a return of my own Regiment, total at Camp 307.2

the Assembly of Maryland have resolved to add an Additional Bounty of thirty dollars to the bounty allowd by Congress; excluding those from Military duty who furnish the Army with a Man to serve in his stead—which I hope will soon enable us to make up our quota.3 I shall be happy to have the honor of your Excellencys further orders and am with due respect Your Most Obedient Very Humble Servant

M: Gist


2These enclosures have not been identified.

3These provisions were included in the Maryland general assembly’s act to reinforce the American army that was passed on 29 June 1777 (see Md. House of Delegates Votes and Proceedings description begins Votes and Proceedings of the House of Delegates of the State of Maryland. June Session, 1777. Being the Second Session of this Assembly. [Annapolis, 1777]. description ends , 16–29 June 1777 sess., 133, and the Maryland Gazette [Baltimore], 3 July 1777).

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