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In Committee of Safety.

Pallad'a, 17 April, 1776.

PRESENT :
ROBERT MORRIS, Vice Presd't.
Samuel Howell,

George Clymer,
Thomas Wharton, Jun'r, Alex'r. Wilcocks,
James Biddle,

David Ritten house,
Daniel Roberdeau, George Gray,
Joseph Parker,

John Nixon. Richard Boger, Commander of an armed Vessel taken by Capt. Barry, and John Draper, another Officer of the said Vessel, being brought to this City as Prisoners, were agreed to be enlarged on their separately signing the following Parole, which they agreed to, aud signed accordingly:

“1, Richard Boger the 2nd, & John Draper, being Prisoners in the united American Colonies, and enlarged upon our Parole, do, upon the Honour of a Gentleman and officer, Promise that I will not go further than two Miles from Germantown, where I'am ordered to reside, without leave of the Committee of Safety of the Province of Pennsylvania, or of the Continental Congress, and that we will not bear arms against the said Colonies, nor carry on any Political Correspondence whatever on the subject of the dispute between Great Britain and these Colonies, nor give any Intelligence to any. Person whatever, relative to American affairs, so long as we remain a Prisoner.

“Signed separately by

"RICH'D BOGER, &
“JOHN DRAPER.”

The Vice President having occasion to leave the Board, Mr. Alexander Wilcocks was appointed Chairman.

Resolved, That Doct'r Rush and Doct'r Duffield be appointed to Receive all Medecines belonging to this Province, for which they are to give receipts to be accountable for the same.

Edward Molloy, a Prisoner of War in the Gaol of this City, having made Oath that he will not bear Arms against the United American Colonies, is ordered to be set at Liberty.

Upon application of Caleb Davis for a sum of Money for the payment of Firelocks, &ca., made in Chester County, for the use of this Province, By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Micheal Hillegas, Esq'r, Treasurer, for fifteen hundred pounds, in favor of the Commissioners & assessors of said County.

Upon application of Caleb Davis for a sum of Money for the pay. ment of Salt Petre purohased by direction of this Board in Chester County, & for some Powder for the same purpose,

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By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, Esq'r, & others, the Committee of accounts, in favor of said Davis, for one hundred pounds, & an order on Rob't Towers, Commissary, for two quarter Casks Gun Powder, for the purposes aforesaid.

Resolved, That the Officers Prisoners of War at Reading, be removed from that Town to the Town of Lebanon, in Lancaster County, and that the Committee of the Town of Reading be desired to cause the said removal to be effected, and to draw on this Board for the Charges that shall be incurr'd in executing the same, and that the Committee of the Town of Lebanon be desired to provide Quarters for the said Officers, and to take their Parole, and see that the same be faithfully observed.

nesolved, That the Mariners taken Prisoners by Capt. Barry and brought to this City, be suffered to go at large, upon their promis. ing not to bear arms against the American Colonies, and not to leave this City without the consent of this Committee, or of Mr. Allen Moore, who is appointed to take care of them; and that they will appear before the said Allen Moore once every day.

Upon application of Capt. Thomas Forrest for a sum of Money to purchase Cloathing for his Marine Company, By order of the Board, an order was drawn on John M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, for thirty pounds, in favour of said Forrest, for which he is to be accountable to said Nesbitt.

In Committee of Safety.

Philad'a, 18th April, 1776.

PRESENT :
THOMAS WHARTON, Chairman.
Robert Whyte,

Samuel Howell,
Daniel Roberdeau, Samuel Miles,
Joseph Parker,

James Mease, David Rittenhouse, George Clymer. By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon & others, the Committee of accounts, for £170 18 1, being the amount of his account of Medecines order'd by this Committee some time past, which were receiv'd by Doct'r Rush.

The following Resolve of Congress was this day deliver'd to this Committee, and order'd to be enter'd on the Minutes.

"In Congress, April 17th, 1776.

" Resolved, That the Committee of Safety of the Province of Pennsylvania, be requested to permit John Young, Jun'r, & Johnston Smith, to carry to Virginia all such arms as they have pur

cbased or shall purchase in Pennsylvania for the use of the Conti. Dental Army in the said Colony of Virginia, before the first day of May next, at such price as the said Committee shall regulate, not to exceed 1,000 stand in the whole.

“Extract from the Minutes.

"Sign’d, CHAS. THOMSON, Soc’y."

In Consequence of the above Resolve of Congress, John Young has Liberty to purchase as many Firelocks as will compleat the said 1,000 stand, provided be compleats the number before the 1st day of May.

Resolved, That Mr. David Rittenhouse be added to the Fort Island Committee.

In Committee of Safety.

“PHILAD’A., 19th April, 1776.

PRESENT :
JAMES BIDDLE, Chairman.
George Clymer,

Joseph Parker,
Owen Biddle,

Samuel Howell,
Dan'l Roberdeau,

John Nixon. Thomas Wharton, jun'r, By order of the Board, Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to deliver to Capt. Thomas Forrest, for the use of his Marine Comp'y on Board the Floating Battery, Thirty Firelocks, with twenty-three Rounds of Cartridges.

The sub-Committee appointed to consider what further defences are necessary for the River, agreed in opinion that a Floating Battery of a similar, or nearly similar Construction with the one now in service, be immediately built; not doubting but the Committee, from their different Contracts, will be speedily supplied with a sufficient Number of suitable Canon to mount thereon.

The Board taking the above Report of the Sub-Committee into : Consideration, do

Resolve, That a floating Battery be immediately Built, under the direction of Sam'l Howell, Robert Whyte, & George Clymer, a Committee hereby appointed for the purpose.

A Letter was this day wrote, By order of the Board, to Doct'r Chas. Bennett of Germantown, acquainting him that L't Boger & Mr. Jno. Draper, two Prisoners on their Parole, were going to reside at Germantown, & that their allowance was 15s each per week, which would be paid by this Board.

In Committee of Safety.

Philad’A, 20th April, 1776.

PRESENT :

JOHN.NIXON, Chairman.

Alex'r Wilcocks, George Clymer, George Gray, Samuel Howell,

Joseph Parker,
Daniel Roberdeau,
James Biddle,
John Cadwalader.

In Committee of Safety.

PrilaD'A, 22nd April, 1776.

PRESENT :
JOHN NIXON, Chair'n.
George Clymer,

David Rittenhouse,
Robert Whyte,

Joseph Parker,
Sam’l Morris, Jun'r, Dan'ī Roberdeau,
Jno. Cadwalader,

James Mease.
By order of the Board, Robert Towers, Commissary, was di-
rected to deliver Capt. Nath'l Falconer Half a Barrel Gun powder,
for the use of the Signals at Lewes Town.

By order of the Board, Rob’t Towers, Commiss'y, was directed to deliver Capt. Brown twenty-six Firelocks, Cartridge Boxes, & Bayonet Belts, for the use of his Marine Company.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on the Committee of accounts for 45s, payable to Adam Baldwin & Benja. Low, two Men who deserted from Lord Dunmore, being so much given them to assist them to go to New Brunswick to their Families.

Resolved, That William & Tho's Bradford print 2,000 English.& that Henry Miller print 300 German Rules & Regulations for the better Government of the Military association in Pennsylvania; The Articles of association & the Resolutions directing the Mode of levying Taxes on Non-associators in Pennsylvania, agreeable to the Resolution of Assembly at their last sessions.

Resolved, That Rob't Towers, Com’ry, reserve 21 Firelocks for Capt. Brown, exclusive of the order for 26 deliver'd this day, and that he deliver in equal proportions to Colo. Dickinson, Colo. Roberdeau, Colo. Cadwalader, & Colo. McKean, the remainder of the Firelocks which he has in his possession belonging to this Province, taking Receipts for the same.

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In Committee of Safety.

PHILAD’A., 230 April, 1776.

PRESENT :

JOHN NIXON, Chair'n.
Jno. Cadwalader,

Joseph Parker,
Owen Biddle,

Dan'l Roberdeau,
George Clymer,

Samuel Howell.
By order of the Board, Robert Towers was directed to deliver to
Mr. Bedwell, one 'Ton of Crude Sulphur for refining.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on the Committee of accounts, for three hundred pounds, in favour of Capt. Richards or Capt. Falconer, for the use of the Alarm Committee, the expenditure of which they are to be accountable for.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on the Committee of accounts in favour of Mr. Owen Biddle, for account of the powder Mill building by order of Congress, for seven hund'd & fifty pounds, the expenditure of which Capt. Cowperth wait & Mr. Clem't Biddle is to be accountable for.

Upon application of Colo. Miles, for a sum of Money for the use of the Pennsylvania Battalions under his Command,

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Michael Hillegas, Esq'r, Treasurer, in favour of Colo. Sam’l Miles, for one thousand pounds.

In Committee of Safety, 24th April, 1776.

PRESENT :
JOHN NIXON, Chairman.
Samuel Howell,

Dan'l Roberdeau,
George Clymer,

Samuel Miles,
James Biddle,

David Rittenhouse. Resolved, 'That Doct'r Duffield & Doct'r Rush, have the superintendence and direction of the Hospital and Pest House, & have full power to fit the same for the reception of the sick, to provide Nurses, & all necessaries & utensils that shall be wanting, & Contract with Mr. C'n Cleish for furnishing the sick with firewood & provisions, and attending them, upon the Terms he formerly undertook the same.

Upon application of Colo. Sam'1 Miles for some light sail cloth, for making Tents for the use of the Troops in the service of this Province,

By order of the Board, Robert Towers was directed to deliver what sail cloth he has belonging to the Province, of Number 8, for use aforesaid.

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