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Journal Of The Commissioners Of The Navy Of South Carolina - July 22, 1779 - March 23, 1780
by Various
Binding: Paperback, 92 pages
Publisher: Cornford Press
Weight: 0.28 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 140860986X
ISBN 13: 9781408609866
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JOURNAL OF THE Commissioners of the Navy South Carolina July 22, 1779 March 23, 1780 Edited by A. S. SALLEY, JR. Secretary of the Historical Commission of South Carolina Printed for THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA BY The State Company, Columbia. S. C. I913 Documents Depf c PREFACE. That portioil of the journal of the Commissioners of the Navy of South Carolina contained in this volume is a part of the records of the Comnissioners of the Navy of South Carolina which were returned to the State of South Carolina by an Act of the General Assembly of New York in 1911. That,portion of the journal cover ing the period from October g, 1776 the date of the organization of the board of Comnissioiiers of the Navy to March I, 1779, was printed in one volume by the Historical Commission of South Caro lina in 1912. That portion of the journal between March I, and July 22, 1779, has been lost. The journal had been kept in five or six thin blank books. The authorities of the State Library of New York had all of the thin voluines in their possession bound into one volume and stated before the fire of March 29, 1911, which partially destroyed the State capitol of ATew York, tliat five of them had been so bound together. This volume was so badly burned in the capitol fire tliat when it was received in South Carolina it was impossible to tell whether the missing portion of the journal had formed a part of the fifth of these thin blank books and had become separated therefrom and lost at the time of the fire, or had been kept in a sixth thin blank book which had been separated from its fellows and lost prior to the coming of the records into the possession of the State of New York. . The thin blank book in which this portion of the journal was kept is a little larger than the four in which the journal was kept to AIarch I, 1779, and, as a consequence, the margins thereof suffercd more damage than did those of the first four books. Thursday 22 July 1779 Present Eclard Blake Esq Josiah Smith Edward Darrell Esqr.. The following orders was drawn on the Treasury in favour of word obliterated follonring Persons William Logan Esqr. for hire of the Sloop Sally on Figures a Voyage to St. Eustatia, in the Public Service I obliterated Messr Blakes Sawyer for hire of Sloop Argo on a Figures Voyage to St Eustatia, in the Public Service. . . . obliterated Mr. Joseph Atkinson, for hire of Sloop Fancy, on a Figures Voyage to St. Eustatia in the Public Service obliterated John Minott for 48 days hire of Negro Man Charles Figures his Accot for the Battoes . . . . . . . . . . j obliterated Paid by W Burt, Charles Day, for 48 days work on Figures Eattoes g his Accot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . obliterated Wm.. ,Burt for Amof. of Pay Bill for Volunteers 1 Figures on board the Briggt. . Beaufort obliterated Wm.. Burt.. for Amot. of Pay Bill for the Eagle Figures Pilot boat obliterated Capt. Benjn . . Stone for Amot. of the Pay Bill for Figures Sloop Rachel, in the Public Service obliterated Vm Burt for Amot. of the Pilot boat, Crisis pay Bill Figures obliterated Amot Brot Over Figures obliterated Saml. Beckman CO for Amot. of his Accot for Sundries Figures obliterated A Note from His Excellency the Governour General Lincoln having requested a Pilot Boat to Send with a flagg to Sevannah, The Commissioners of the Navy will order one of the Pilot Boats if to be Spared to proceed on that Service Signd J. Rutledge TO July 22nd. . 1779 Edwd.. Blake Esqr. Commr. t . of the Navy A Letter to His Excelly John Rutledge Esqr. . Sir Navy Board July 2 1779 The Commissioners of the Navy have received your Excellency note informing them that Genl...


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