At a Meeting of the Committee of Baltimore Town at Grants this 5th December 1774. . .
This Committee made choice of Samuel Purviance as Chairman, and William Smith as a deputy Chairman, to be continued as such; and they also chose Doctor John Boyd as Clerk.
On Motion the following question was put. Whether a vessel arriving within the Capes of Chesapeak, on or before the first of December, be an importation within the first Resolve of the [Continental] Congress, or not. Resolved in the affirmative 13-3
Captn Charles Reiley of the Ship Charles, from Liverpool, appeared before the Committee; and declared on Oath, that he was on the 30th of November at half past one o,Clock abreast of Cape Henry, and that he came to an Anchor the same Day in Lynhaven Bay, He declared that he had no Goods on board but Salt, Coale, Cordage and Linens; and that he did not Lade or bring in any Tea. The Committee are of opinion that this is an importation within the Terms of their Resolve.