George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Mordecai Gist, 15 December 1780

Annapolis 15 Decemr 1780

Dear Sir,

Yesterday the General Assembly of the state pass’d an Act to call in the Continental & states money at Forty for One, and an order to give a better circulation to the New Currency no Continental money is to be issued in payment for any contract after the 20th March Next. The [   ] Law is repealed—a Bill from the House of Delegates for the Confiscation of British property is now before the senate and is generally believed will pass.

They have Authorizd an Officer of Major Lees Legion to purchase sixty Two Horses for that Corps on the Credit of the state [of] Maryland from compleating this quota and granting Supplies for the Army. I expect will be adopted Next Month.

The Post is Just setting out from this place wch Obliges me to write in hast. I have the Honor to be With perfect Respect & Esteem Yr Excellency’s Mo. Obdt Servt

M. Gist

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