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Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to deliver Capt. Com. perthwaite 4 Firelocks, with the accoutrements, for the use of his light Infantry Company.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, Esq'r, & others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of Joseph Moulder, for twenty-five pounds, to be Charged to his account, for purchasing Tin for the use of this Province.

Resolved, That this Committee will pay Fifty pounds to any Person or Persons who shall apprehend Major Rogers & deliver to this Board.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nison, Esq'r, & others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of Capt. Prancis Wade, for seventy pounds, which is directed to be charged to his acc't.

Resolved, That Mr. Towers be directed to deliver to General Roberdeau's Order all the Provincial Arms in his possession, That a just distribution be made of them amongst the four Musket Battalions of Associators in this City.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, Esq'r, and others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of George Spange ler, for Ten pounds, for defraying the Expences of Capt. Campbel's Men, discharged from Confinement and ordered to York Town, which is directed to be charged to his account.

Resolved, That George Spangler conduct the Prisoners of War from this City to York Town, there to be station'd, under the care of the Committee of that Town.

In Committee of Safety, July 11th, 1776.

PRESENT :

ALEX'R WILCOCKS, Chair'n.
Geo. Clymer,

Sam’l Miles,
James Mease,

Tho's Wharton, Jun'r,
Sam’l Howell,

David Rittenhouse,
Jos. Parker,

Jno. Nixon,
Owen Biddle,

George Gray. By order of the Board, Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to deliver Mr. Clement Biddle, Q'r M'r Gen'l, the following Articles, taking a Receipt for the same:

350 Knapsacks.
900 Cartouch Boxes.

900 Bayonet Belts. 11000 Brushes & Wires.

6 Hampers' Tent pins. 12 Awnings.

Intrenching Tools, to make up one half of the whole quantity in Store.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, Esq'r, & others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of John Pollard, for £23 12 6, the am't of 5 Rifles purchased by Colo. T'y Matlack for the use of his Battalion.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, & others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of Messrs. R't Smith, Wm. Ball, & B. Harbeson, for twenty-five pounds, for purchasing Awnings for making Tents.

Captain Loxley & Mr. Daniel King are hereby order'd to take immediate possession of Morgan Bustead's Air Furnace, for the Public use, and this Committee will be Answerable to the said Bustead.

Resolved, That Mr. Rob't Smith, Sail Maker, be requested to attend Messrs. Smith, Ball, & Harbeson, to inspect and Value such Awnings as they may show him, for which they are to pay the several owners, agreeable to the raluation, & which he is desired to make up with all possible speed into Tents.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, Esq'r, & others, the Committee of Accounts, for two hundred & Fifty pounds, in favour of Mr. Abraham Mason, for the purchase of CanTags for Tents.

Resolved, That Mr. Kemble & Mr. John Young, Jun'r, be desired immediately to deliver Robert Towers, Commissary, such Fire Arms as are in their possession; and such as are fit for use, or may Conveniently be made so, be Valued by him, and this Committee will pay for them.

The Board, understanding that Capt. Loxley & Mr. King are about to Erect a Boring Mill near the City, it is Recommended to them to Compleat the Work without loss of time, as it may be immediately employed, greatly to the public service.

Resolved, 'That Mr. Owen Biddle procure for the use of this Province double the Quantity of entrenching Tools already provided.

VOL. X.-41.

In Committee of Safety.

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PHILAD’A., 12th Jaly, 1776.

PRESENT :
SAMUEL HOWELL, Chair'n.
Michael Hillegas,

Samuel Miles.
Owen Biddle,

Thomas Wharton, Jun'r,
Joseph Parker,

Samuel Morris, Jun'r,
James Biddle,

George Clymer,
David Rittenhouse,

John Nixon,

John Cadwalader. This Committee some time past Freighted & hired the Brig't Nancy, Capt. Montgomery, on a Voyage for procuring arms & ammunition, on Account of this Province, and having. engaged to secure the Value of the said Vessel to the owners in case of loss : And Whereas, the said Brigt. Nancy, on ber Return from St. Thomas with Powder and other goods, was Run on shore near Cape May and lost; In Consequence thereof, the owners of said Vessel exhibited an Account against this Committee for the Value of said Brig't and other matters therein mention’d; Therefore,

Resolved, That Robort Morris, Thomas Wharton, Jun'r, & Robert Whyte, Esq'r, the Committee for Importing Powder, Arms, &ca, be authorized to settle the above mention'd account, and make Report to this Board.

Resolved, That Messrs. George Gray, James Biddle, Geo. Clymer, & Owen Biddle, be a Committee to draw up a plan for the support of the Families of the poor Associators that are gone and are now going upon the president Expedition into the Jerseys, and make Report of their proceedings to-morrow.

The Powder Committee Report that they have examined the accounts exhibited by Joseph Shalleross, & Co., respecting the loss of the Brig't Nancy, amounting to £1457 10, and find it reasonable and just.

In Consequence thereof, An order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, Esq'r, and others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of said Joseph Shallcross & Co., for the said sum of £1457 10.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, Esq'r, & others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of Henry McKeever, for £t 15, being the Price of a Rifle sold Colo. Matlack, for the use of his Battalion.

Upon application of General Roberdeau, for the following Articles for the use of the Armed Brig't Venus, going on a Voyage for Arms and Ammunition, Robert Towers, Commissary, is directed to deliver them, and are as follows:

half a hundred of Gunpowder,
60 lbs. Musket Shot,
60 Swivel shot,
12 two pound shot.

tinental pay.

Resolved, That the pay of the Artillery Company of this Pro. vince, under the Command of Capt. Procter, be encreased to Cons

A Letter was this day receiv'd from James Potts, Esq'r, inclosiug his Commission as Major in the Musquet Battalion in the service of this Province, desiring leave to resign his appointment.

Resolved, That Major James Potts have leave to resign his Com. mission.

Adjourned to 3 o'Clock; when the following Members Met:
SAMUEL HOWELL, Chairman.
George Clymer,

Thomas Wharton, jun'r,
Owen Biddle,

George Gray,
James Biddle,

Sam'l Miles.
Lieut. Webb, of the Armed Boat Bull Dog, having been sus.
pended from Duty, by a Court Martial, during the pleasure of the
Commodore, who has Resign'd his appointment as Commander-in-
Chief of the Fleet; therefore,

Resolved, That the said Lieut. John Webb be restored to his Command as Lieutenant.

The Honorable Congress having requested this Board to recommend proper persons as Lieutenants & Ensigns to the four Compa. nies of Germans to be raised in this service, for the Continental service.

Resolved, that the following Gentlemen be recommended to Congress as proper persons to be appointed as aforesaid : as First Lieutenants--Frederick Rowlwagen,

Peter Boyer,
William Rice,

Jacob Bower.
as Second Lieutenants-George Hawbecker,

John Laudenberger,
George Schaffer,

Frederick Yeiser.
as Ensigns-Jobo Weidman,

Christian Helm,
Jacob Cramer,

Christian Godfried Swartz.
The following Representation was this day drawn up, approved,
and Copies directed to be sent to the Committees of Inspection &
Observation of the different Counties of this State :

" WHEREAS, the Assembly, in one of their late Sessions, did Authorize and direct the Committees of Inspection & Observation to collect all the Arms from Non-Associators within the Province, which there is great reason to believe has not, in many places, been executed with sufficient care and diligence; And as there is is pressing and immediate necessity of Arming all the Associators in the Province, our Lives, our Fortunes, and Liberties depending probably on the Efforts made this Campaign, the respective Committees of Inspection & Observation are reminded of this Impor. tant part of their duty; And the Committee of Safety most earnestly Recommend to them a Vigorous Exertion of all their Power to accomplish the views and intentions of the Assembly in this Respect.”

In Committee of Safety, 13th July, 1776.

PRESENT :
George Clymer,

Jos. Parker,
Alexander Wilcocks, Sam'l Morris.

Owen Biddle,
By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon,
Esq'r, and others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of John
Cobourne for Two hundred & fifty pounds, which is directed to be
charged to his account.

In Committee of Safety.

PAILAD'a, 15th July, 1776.

PRESENT :
JAMES MEASE, Chair'n.
George Clymer,

Joseph Parker,
David Rittenbouse,

John Nixon,
Sam'l Morris,

George Ross. Samuel Howell, By order of the Board, Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to Deliver to Colo. George Ross fifteen Rifles for the use of bis Battalion of Associators, taking Receipts for the same.

By order of the Board, an order was drawn on Jno. Nixon, Esq'r, & others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of Doctor Harris for One hundred pounds, to be Charged to his account for Manufacturing Gunpowder.

At a Board held yesterday Evening, at the Coffee House, the following Resolve was entered into :

Resolved, That Mr. Towers be directed to put up in Boxes 100,000 Musket Cartridges, to be sent to Jersey, agreeable to a Requisition of Congress, to be replaced immediately by the Marine Committee.

Resolved, That no person at present employed in any Branch of the Manufactory of small Arms, should be suffered to leave that ne

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