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Major John Boyd's Acco't for Arms Purchased £54, to be Charged to Colo. John Ferree.
Henry Debearer, for £1 7 0, for 6 Bullet Moulds, to be charged to Col. Timothy Matlack.
Capt. Sam'l Holstein, for Arms taken from Non-Associators, amo't £39 13 0, to be Charged to Col. Jonathan Paschall
. Mr. Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to deliver to Major Evans One Musket & Cartouch Box.
Mr. Rob't Towers was directed to deliver Major John Boyd one Rifle Gun, to be Charged to Col. Ferree.
An order was drawn on Messrs. Mease & Caldwell for £38 0 6, for Blankets purchased by Capt. Padon, to be charged to Col. Bar. tram Galbreath, & to be deducted out of men's wages.
Mr. Nesbit was directed to pay Samʼl Johnston £3 0 9, for Breakfasts for 81 men of Capt. Peeble’s Company Riffle men, & 4s. 2 for Breakfasts for 5 men on Guard.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt, in favor of Wm. Kennard, for £5 0 0, on acco’t of sails he is making for one of the Gallies, to be Charged to his acco't.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbit, in favour of George Taylor, for £1000, towards Shott Cast by him for the Service of this State, to be charged to his acco't.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt, in fav'r of Capt. Valentine Opp, (of Bucks County), for £228, to enable him to pay a Bounty of £3 to each person who shall inlist himself in his Company for the Flying Camp, to be charged to his account. (to inform Com.)
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay to Col. Rob't Lewis, of Philad'a County, £251 17 3, for arms taken from non-Associators, to be charged to Col. Lewis.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Capt. Copenhave £1 3 4, for 2 meals victuals for 24 men, to be charged to Congress. Also to pay Peter Holstein £2 7 3, for dinners for 63 men, Capt. Nicholas Buttenger's Comp'y, to be Charged to Congress.
Resolved, That Capt. Valentine Opp's Company do march to the Camp in Jersey immediately, on their receiving the Bounty of Three pounds each, with such arms as they may have, and such as bave do arms will be furnished at Camp; they are also to march,
In Council of Safety, August 19th, 1776.
DAVID RITTENHOUSE, Vice President,
John Hubley. Frederick Kuhl, There not being a Quorum met, it was agreed that the V. P. sbould call a meeting at 5 o'Clock afternoon, when the following members met : DAVID RITTENHOUSE, Vice President. Jos. Blewer,
Sam'l Morris, Sen'r,
Mr. Peter Dehaven was directed to deliver Capt. Pauling four Riffles, taking his receipt.
Jobn M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, was directed to pay Hugh Cunningham £14 10, for 6 Guns Purchased for the use of Capt. James Barber's Company, of Col. Bartram Galbreath's Battalion, to be Charged to Col. Galbreath.
Mr. Robert Towers was directed to deliver Capt. Copenhaver, of Col Timothy Green's Battalion, 3 Muskets, & take his receipt.
Information being given that the Guards of this City are weakly maned, and that the duty has fallen heavy upon a few in Consequence of the neglect of some Associators to enrol themselves in the Companies stationed here, by order of General Roberdeau, agreeaable to the recommendation of the late Committee of Safety, and that uneasinesses have arisen amongst those who have done the duty of Guards from a misapprehension of the proper authority to be exercised by the Commanding Officer; The Council having made enquiry into the matter, are of oppinion that the Captain of the Ġuards has acted in the line of his duty, and has duely discharged the part of an Active and Prudent Officer. And to prevent any future complaint arising from the Causes aforesaid,
Resolved, That every Associator belonging to this City and Liberties, capable of doing Duty, who has not marched with the Militia to the Camp in New Jersey, and who neglects to enrol himself in some one of the four Companies of Guards, and to attend the service in his Turn, shall be deemed a Non Associator, and be subject to all fines and Penalties of such.
That the Associators on Duty as Guards in this City are actually in Continental Service, intitled to the same pay and Rations, and subject to the same rules and Regulations, as the Militia of this State now in New Jersey.
The following accounts were passed, & Mr. Nesbitt directed to pay them, & charge the same to Congress, viz :
Capt. Rob't M'Kee for Milage of 2 men of his Comp'y, belonging to Col. Ferree's Battalion, Lancaster County, 77 Miles each, a id,
12s 10 Valentine Vanhalt's account for meals : Capt. Jno. Rowland's Comp'y of Col. Ferree's Battalion of Lancaster County,
£2 96 Capt. Jacob Carpenter's Comp'y of do. Battalion, 2 12 6 Capt. Bowman's Comp'y of do ,
6 Capt. Alexander Martin's Company,
2 4 3 Capt. Coppenhaven's Comp’y, Col. Green's Battalion, Lancaster County,
In Council of Safety, August 20th, 1776.
Sam'l Morris, Sen'r,
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Capt. Arch'd Thompson £18 7 0, for Arms Purchased, to be charged to Col. Thomas of Philad's County, & Shippen & Way £29 16 3, for work delivered to Capt. Richards.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Charles Stultz for work for Artillery Companies £3 8 0, & James Davison for nursing a sick man belonging to the Congress Gally £1 16 0.
Mr. Towers was directed to deliver Col. Galbreath 15 Cartouch Boxes, taking his receipt.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Lewis Trimble £8 8 0, for wood delivered at Chester, for the use of Col. Miles,' Battalion.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Tho's Miles 20s for Rifleing a Gun & mending a lock, belonging to Capt. Thomas Turbett's Comp'y, to be Charged to Col. Jas. Wilson, Cumberland County, Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Philip Shilling £5 5 for 28 Powder Horns, dd for the use of Col. Wm. Smith's Battalion of York County.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay the following Accounts, Vizt: Capt. McNary's Acco’t for meals for his Company of the 4 Battalions of York County, commanded by Col. Smith, amo't £10 4 0, to be charged to Congress ; & £6 17 0 for Drums, &ca., to be charged to the Col.
Capt. Lepper's Milage of 7 men of his Company of third Battalion, of Cumberland County, £3 10 0.
Agreeable to the Determination of the Board Yesterday, Cominod re Davison & the Captains of the Gallies, were Summonsed to attend the Board on Thursday next, precisely at 2 O'Clock, Afternoon.
James McConneaughy was brought before the Board, and was permitted to be enlarged from his Confinement, upon giving security that he would appear at the next Court of Judicature that may
be held in the County of Chester for the trying of Offences and Misdemeanors; and in the mean time to mareh to the Camp in New Jersey, and there remain untill the return of said Army; which was done accordingly, himself Bound in the Sum of £1000,& Wm. Graham in £500, for the Performance thereof.
The Board then adjourned to 5 o'Clock, afternoon.
5 O'Clock, afternoon.
THOMAS WHARTON, jun'r, President.
John Moore, Samuel Morris, Sen'r, John Weitzel. Information being given by Francis Hopkinson, Esq'r, that a Certain George Crows had fraudulently obtained large sums of money from Divers persons by means of Deeds of Lands Forged by him and a Certain Anthony Sypher; Whereupon the following Warrant was Issued :
** In Council of Safety for dluge stazech, Penela,}
“ You are hereby required to Cause George Crows to be taken and brought before this Council to answer a Charge exhibited against him for Forgery by Francis Hopkinson, Esq'r, and for you so doing this shall be your order.
“Signed, THO'S WHARTON, jr., President. “ To Capt. RICHARD PETERS.''
A similar order was given to cause Anthony Seyper to be brought before the Council.
John Hatton of New Jersey was brought before the Council, be being suspected of Facilitating the escape of Col. Kirkland from his Confinement in this City, and after examination, he was admitted to be enlarged from the State Prison, on his entering into a recognizance of Five Hundred Pounds for the good behaviour. At the same time John Hale was brought before the Council and was admitted to Bail for his Good and Peaceable behaviour, under a Peaalty of £1000 himself and sufficient surety.
In Council of Safety, August 21st, 1776.
David Rittenhouse, Owen Biddle,
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Esther Burke £2 3 6, for nursing Sick Soldiers belonging to Col. Miles' Battalion.
Lieutenant Benjamin Broonback and Ensign Michael Cypher, where summoned to attend the Board on Saturday morning next (ye 24th Instant], at 8 O'Clock in the forenoon, to answer for leaving their Colours without leave of their Commanding Officer.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Col. Bartram Galbreath, £120 0, for Blankets for the use of his Battalion, to be charged to Col. Galbreath's acct, & £1 17 6, for Bayonet Scabbards, also £6 17 0, tor Cartouch Boxes & Powder Horns, amo'tg,
A Petition from Joseph Greenway, third Lieut. of the Ship Montgomery, in the service of this State, was laid before the Board, praying that he may have leave to resign his Commission, as he has an opportunity of serving his Country in a more essencial man. ner than he is now able to do, which request was granted, and he is discharged from the Service aforesaid.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Doct'r Fred. Otto, for attendance on a man wounded at Cape May, in the Service of this State, £6 11 3.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Richard Chew, £19 16 8, for 35 Barrels of Tarr delivered Wm. Richards.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Col. Jona. Paschall, 18s. 6, to altering Colours belonging to his Battalion, to be charged to his acco't.