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title:“Resolution for the Defense of Chesapeake Bay”
authors:George Mason
date written:1776-12-18

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Mason, George. "Resolution for the Defense of Chesapeake Bay." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 323-24. Print.
Manuscript, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va.

Resolution for the Defense of Chesapeake Bay (December 18, 1776)

[18 December 1776]
Resolved that the Governor be desired to write to the Maryland Council of Safety, to inform them that four Gallies, of eighty odd feet Keel, intended for the Protection of Chesapeake Bay & the adjacent Cape Coasts, are now building in Virginia, & in great forwardness, & that the General Assembly have directed four more Gallies, much larger than the former, to be imediately built and equip'd for the same Purpose, and conceiving that the Inhabitants of Maryland are equally interested in a Measure calculated for the mutual Defence & advantage of both Countries, have no Doubt of the hearty Concurrence & Assistance of this Sister-State, in supplying their proper Quota of Gallies to aid in Concert with those belonging to this Common-Wealth.

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