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Valentine Vanhold, for dieting 5 Companies of Militia, on their March towards the Camp, £13 4 9, to be charged to Congress.

Major John Jones, for dieting 3 Companies Militia, £7 15 3, to be charged to Congress.

Michael Holman, for a Riffle, &ca., for Capt. David Howell's Comp'y, to be charged to Col. Dávid Thomas.

John Britton, for Boards, Scantling, &ca., delivered to Mr. Robert Smith at Billingsport, for building Barracks, &ca., £216 19 2, to be charged to Congress.

Woolery Meng, for 7 Cartouch Boxes, delivered to Capt. Thomas Duncan, £3 3 0, to be charged to Col. Hill.

Sebastian Graff, for Arms & Accoutrements deliver'd to General Roberdeau, £19 4 6, to be charged to Col. Matlack.

Lieut. George Moore, for 5 Stand of Arms left at Camp, £20 0 0, to be charged to Col. Matlack.

Capt. Paul Zantzinger, for Arms left at Camp, £74 11 0, to be charged to Col. Matlack.

Jacob Braiser, for repairing Arms belonging to Col. Peter Grub's Battalion, £1 9 9.

Samuel High, for 2 Rifles delivered Capt. Jacob Gaul, £7 2 6, to be charged to Col. Henry Haller.

Capt. Sam'l Pattons, for Expences Procuring Provisions for his Company, £170, to be charged to Congress.

Capt. Morrison, Milage 67 men, 90 miles, £25 2 6, to be charged to Congress, & £6 10 for a Rifle, to be charged to Col. Porter.

In Council of Safety, August 30th, 1776.

PRESENT :

SAM'L MORRIS, sen'r, Chairman.
Owen Biddle,

John Weitzel,
John Hubley,

James Cannon,
John Moore,

George Gray.
Frederick Kuhl,
John Maxwell Nesbitt, Esq'r, Treasurer, was directed to pay the
following accounts, viz't:

Benjamin Marshall, for sundries for the use of the fleet of this State, £58 9 2.

Christian Wert, &ca., for victualling 4 Companies of Col. Ross' Battalion, Lancaster County, £110 3 , to be charged to Congress.

Benjamin Brooke, £18 16 10, & Peter Gauber, £1 11 0, for repairing Arms belonging to Col. Potts' Battalion.

Benjamin Broomback, for 55 Breakfasts of Capt. Adams' Com. pany, Col. Grub's Battalion, £2 1 3, to be charged to Congress.

VOL. X.-45.

Thomas Miles, for 2 Riffles for Capt. Elijah Davis' Company, to be charged to Col. David Thomas, £12 0 0.

James Brooke, £4 12 3, for Stocking Guns belonging to Col. Potts' Battalion.

Mr. Rob't Towers, Commissary, £87 5 2, for Salt Petre purchased, making Cartridges, &ca.

Martha McAllen, 20s, to be charged to the State.

Thobias Rudolf, £2 10 0, for Horse Hire, going in search of Arthur Thomas, to be charged to Congress. To pay

for waggon Hire, £6 15 0, for the service of this State, Capt. Jacob Fauns, £75, for Bounty Money for his Company. who have entered into the Flying Camp, to be charged to his account.

Resolved, That the Commanding Officers of the Militia, who have Returned from Camp with their Troops, be required to deliver into the Hands of Mr. Robert Towers, Commissary, all such arms and accoutrements belonging to this State as may be in their Possession, in order that the same may be put into the Hands of such Associators who are not Provided and ready to march to New Jer. sey. The expence of such Collection will be discharged by this Board.

Thomas Haney, a Mulattoe, was brought before the Board, and charged by Capt. Charles Stuart with Theft, whereupon he was Committed to the Common Jail.

Agreeable to a resolve of the Honorable Congress, & by direction of the Board), a Commission was granted for the Privateer Brig'e, called the General Mongomery, Commanded by James Montgomery, mounting 12 Carriage Guns, navigated by One Hundred Men.

WHEREAS, some designing, Ill-disposed persons, have spread false Reports that the number of Troops now in New Jersey is too great; that many are in Consequence discharged by the Generals; And that there is not any occasion to forward the Troops who have not yet been at Camp. The Council therefore, to frustrate the de. sigos of such persons, and to basten the March of the Associators to the Camp in Jersey, Make known that there is an Iun mediate Necessity for the Associators to hasten their March to the said Camp with all expedition, and pay no regard to any reports which do not come from this Council or other proper authority.

Order'd, That the above be published in Hand Bills & distributed about the City.

In Council of Safety, August 31st, 1776.

PRESENT:

THOMAS WHARTON, jun'r, President.
David Rittenhouse,

John Moore,
Owen Biddle,

Fred. Kuhl,
Sam'l Morris, Sen'r,

John Hubley.
Jos. Blewer,
John M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, Treasurer, was directed to pay the Fol-
lowing accounts, Vizt:

Col. David Thomas, for Incidental Charges in marching his men to this City on their way to Camp in New Jersey, £1 0 9, to be charged to Congress.

Jacob Bakestees, £103 1 4, for Cartouch Boxes, &ca., delivered for the use of the Militia of Lancaster & Cumberland Counties, to be charged to the Colonels. To pay an Acco't for Riffleing & Stocking Guns, &ca., £9 6 0.

Thos. Clifford and Sons, £15 1 10, for Sash weights delivered to Mr. Thos. Nevill.

Mr. John Hubley, £82 7 4, for Linen Bought by him, to be charged to Mr. Owen Biddle.

Thomas Miles, £12, for two Riffles for the use of Capt. Thos. Morrison's Company, to be charged to Col. Porter.

Josiah Wood, £30 0 0, for 100 Pikes, delivered to Mr. Towers. Capt. Nicholas Dean, 253 for mending a Drum, &ca.

Resolved, That Wm. Farley, Michael Purviance, Arthur Canaday, & Edward Riely, belonging to our Fleet, be allowed leave of absence from the Vessels they belong to for four weeks from

this date, for the only purpose of working at Mr. James Wharton's Rope Walk on cordage for the Continental Frigates, to be at all times subject to Mr. Wharton's orders, and, in case of any alarm, that they do Immediately repair on Board their Respective Boats or Vessels.

Resolved, That Mr. Wharton & Mr. Biddle be appointed to em. ploy proper persons to bring the Coal from Virginia, Contracted for by the late Committee of Safety.

An order was drawn on Jno. M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, Treas'r, in fav'r of Capt. Jos. Copperthwaite or his order, for Eight Hundred Pounds, to be charged to His & Col. Clement Biddles' acco't.

In Council of Safety, September 2nd, 1776.

PRESENT :
DAVID RITTENHOUSE, Vice President.
SAMUEL MORRIS, Sen'r, Chairman.
John Hubley,

Henry Keppele,
Joseph Blewer,

Owen Biddle,
Fred. Kuhl,

James Cannon.
Mr. Robert Towers was directed to deliver Col. Porter thirteen
Stand of Arms, taking his receipt.

Jno. M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, was directed to pay John Young, jun'r, £243 15 0, for 65 Muskets & Bayonets.

To pay Richard Dennis £31 5 0, for 50 Barrels of Tar, d’d Capt. Hazelwood for the use of the Fire Rafts.

To pay Capt. Jos. Blewer £2 0 0, for 800 flints, d'd Mr. Towers.

To pay Valentine Vanholt £9 2 3, for victualling Militia on their March to this City, to be charged to Congress.

Resolved, That Abraham Hargis be appointed a Lieutenant in the Rifle Regiment Commanded by Colonel Samuel Miles, and that John Morton, Esq'r, do Commission him accordingly, to bear date the 6th July last.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Col. Hugh Lloyd £185 19 8, of which £177 6 0 to be charged to Col. Lloyd, being for Arms, Blanket, &ca., & £8 13 8, being for milage, &ca., for 142 Men of His Battalion. Το pay

Rob’t McCulloch £5 10 0, for a Riffle bo't for the use of Capt. Morrison's Company, Col. Porter's Battalion, to be charged to the Col. Το

pay for milage 5 men of Capt. Boyd's Company, Col. Porter's Battalion, 76 Miles, at ld each £1 11 8, to be charged to Congress.

Resolved, That Samuel Mifflin, Esq'r, be appointed Commodor & Commander-in-chief of all the Naval Armaments of this State, and that the president be requested to send him his Commission, with orders to repair to his Command.

Resolved, That Mr. Owen Biddle be authorized to import from St. Eustatia, such necessaries for cloathing and equipping the Troops employ'd in the service of this state, as may be wanted for that purpose, on account of this state.

An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt in fav'r of Mathew Hand, £50, towards Bounty Money for a Company now raising by him for the Flying Camp, to be charged to his acco't.

Mr. Towers was directed to deliver Col. Smith 90 Stand of Arms for the use of his Battallion, taking his receipt.

Mr. Towers was directed to pay Capt. Jos. Blewer £2 10 0, for a Fuzee deliver'd to Mr. Towers.

The Council Adjourned to 2 o'Clock in the afternoon, when the following Members Met:

THOMAS WHARTOX, jun'r, President.
David RITTENHOUSE, V. President.
Owen Biddle,

Sam'l Morris, sen'r.
Fred. Kuhl,

Joseph Blewer,
John Moore,

George Gray
Henry Kepele,
discharge Gillmore, &ca.

In Council of Safety, September 3d, 1776.

PRESENT:
THOMAS WHARTON, jun'r, President.
David Rittenhouse,

Owen Biddle,
Sam'l Morris,

Jos. Blewer,
Fred. Kuhl,

Henry Kepele,
John Moore,

George Gray.
Mr. Nesbitt, was directed to pay Col. Peter Grub £95 0 0, for
Cartouch Boxes, bo't by him for the use of his Battalion, to be
Charged to the Col., & £19 0 0, for 40 Cartridge Boxes.

to pay Philip Wert £135 0 0, for 90 days' shallop Hire, & Martin Wert £55 10 0, for 37 days do., they being employed in the service of this State.

to pay Andrew Work £4 15 6, for Blankets Purchased by Capt. John Eackman, of Col. Porter's Battalion, to be charged to the Col.

to pay Jacob Frits £3 6 0, for two Guns, to be charged to Col. Hill.

to pay Peter Knight & George Graham, for providing the families of Associators of 4th Battalion, £7 17 6. to pay Capt. Jos. Falconer, for Expences Mount

Charge ing Guard at Magazine, State House, &ca., £16 16 3.

Congress. to pay Capt. Knox £18 3 0, for the same purpose.

to pay Col. Peter Grub, for arms taken from non-associators and distributed to his Battalion, £402 0 1, to be charged to Col. Grub.

to pay Capt. Lauer 104 Meals, @ 9d., £3 18 0, Col. Potts' Battalion, to be Charged to Congress.

to pay Capt. Wolere Meng £3 0 0, for a Drum & Drum head for his Company of Col. Matlack's Battalion.

to pay Col. Peter Grub £6 3 6, for 13 Cartridge Boxes for the Use of his Battalion.

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