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Messrs. Mease & Caldwell were requested to pay Capt. McMul. len's Company for their attandance as City Guards, agreeable to the Muster Master's return.

Iu Council of Safety, Septem’r 4th, 1776.

PRESENT :
DAVID RITTENHOUSE, vice President.
Sam’l Morris,

Fred. Kuhl,
John Hubley,

James Cannon,
Jos. Blewer,

Owen Biddle.
George Gray,
Jno M: Nesbitt, Esq'r, Treas'r, was directed to pay Col. Rob't
McPherson,

£6 14 0,

3 4 0; } for Diet,

of Part of his Battalion, on their march towards New Jersey.

to pay £16 15 6 to Jehosaphat Polk, for Cartouch Boxes, &ca., to be charged to Col. Porter, being for Capt. John Patton's Company of his Battalion.

To pay Esther Burke for 2 Weeks' nursing of one of Col. Miles' Battalion, £1 2 0.

Resolved, That the remainder of the Militia under the Com. mand of Col. James Wilson, of Cumberland County, that have not marched to New Jersey, be ordered to remain in said County for the defence of the Frontiers thereof, untill further orders from this Board.

In Council, Sept'r 5th, 1776.

PRESENT :

THO'S WHARTON, jun'r, President.
David Rittenhouse,

James Cannon,
Sam'l Morris, Sen'r, Jos. Blewer,
Owen Biddle,

John Weitzel,
Henry Keppele,

John Hubley. Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Sam’l Robbins £25 11 10, for repairing armed Boat Warren.

Mr. Towers to deliver Messrs. Debaven, & co., 200 lb. Brass, Mr. Nesbitt to pay Messrs. Dehaven & co., £500, charged to them.

An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt, in favour of Jpo. Mitchel, Esq'r, for £1500, to be charged to his acco't. Mr. Nesbitt to pay Capt. Shibley £12 15 3 for diet.

Pay Capt. Lowers, 1 16 9, for ditto, of Col. Tho's Potts' Battalion, to be charged to Congress.

To pay Tobias Rudolph £0 18 0 for Horse Hire, going after Thomas, to be charged to Congress.

To pay James & Drinker £132 12 3, for sash weights delivered Thomas Nevell.

To pay Capt. John Eackman for Dinners for 16 men, 12s, to be charged to Congress, & 27s for repairing arms. To

pay Jacob Garrigues for £t 17 81, for nursing a Sergeant of Capt. Grub's Company, Col. Miles' Battalion. To

pay Andrew Work 13s 4, for Expences for Providing necessaries for Capt. Eckman's Company.

Mr. Towers was directed to Deliver Capt. Jack Twenty stand of arius for the use of his Company, of Col. Allison's Battalion.

In Council of Safety, Sept'r 6, 1776.

PRESENT :

THO'S WHARTON, jun'r, President.
David Rittenhouse,

James Cannon,
Jos. Blewer,

John Moore,
John Weitzel,

Benj'n Bartholomew,
Henry Keppele,

Sam'l Morris, Sen'r,
John Hubley,

George Gray. Jno. M. Nesbitt was directed to pay Jno. Moore, Esq'r, Two Hundred and fifty pounds, to be by him delivered to the Commit. tee of Inspection & Observation for Westmoreland County, for the purpose of paying off the Troops in that County, raised for the defence of the Frontiers of s'd County.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay an order drawn on this Board by Col. Jos. Kirkbride, in favour of Ebenezer Lundy, for £200, for the purpose of Purchasing Tents, for the use of his Battalion of Bucks County.

To pay Andrew Park 11s for expences in Providing Provisions for Capt. John Tweed's Company, of Col. Porter's Battalion, to be charged to Congress.

To pay Jos. Gresswold for Porterage of Powder & Lead, Imported Capt. Bell, £13 5 6.

Resolved, That the Gunsmiths employed in making arms for this State, be allowed four pounds & Ten shillings for every good Musket with a Bayonet.

Mr. Towers was directed to deliver Messrs. Peter Dehaven & Co., 150lb of Copper, for the use of the Lock Factory.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay diet for 5 Companies of Col. Potts' Battalion, vizt: Capt. Pretzman, £7 17 6; Capt. Deninger, £5 16 3; Capt. Bishop, £7 19 0; Capt. Potts, £946, & Capt. Richards' £7 13 0, to be charged to Congress.

To pay Martin Holman for 84 meals for Capt. Joshua Evans' Comp’y, of 8th Battalion, Lancaster County, £3 3 0; for 410 meals for Capt. Wm. Parey's Company, £15 7 6; for 321 meals for Capt. John Jones, £12 / 9, to be charged to Congress.

To pay Capt. Henry Weaver, £11 2 9, for diet of his Company, Col. Grub's Battalion, charge to Congress.

To pay Sam'l Rain for Boarding a Sick man belonging to Capt. Farmer's Comp’y, Col. Miles's Battalion, £1 7 9.

To pay John Britton £26 14 111, for Boards & Scantling for Centry Boxes & Guard Houses for Continental service, to be charged to Congress ; & £19 4 10, for Boards & Scantling for the use of Magazine at State House.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay John Shively for dieting three Companies of Col. Peter Grub's Battalion, viz :

Capt. Isaac Adams, £13 10 0; Capt. Henry Weaver, £7 4 0, & Capt. D. Morgan, £17 6 6, to be charged to Congress.

To pay Robert Towers, £37 16 3, for making Cartridges, SaltPetre, &ca.

Two orders were drawn on Mr. Nesbitt in favor of Walters & Bedwell, one for £30, the other £10 0 0, makes £70, towards their ace't for refining Sulphur. To pay

Lewis Guion £5 0 0, for a Riffle delivered to Col. MatJack, to be charged to Col. Matlack.

To pay John Davison £13 6 0 for 28 Cartouch Boxes, for Capt. Culberson's Company, to be charged to Col. Jos. Armstrong, & £2 17 0, for 6 Cartouch Boxes for Capt. McCune, to be charged to Col. Clark.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Ludwig Karcher £636 96, being the Balance of his account for Victualling the Troops in the pay of this State, B account certified by Mr. Rittenhouse, Mr. Hilligas & Mr. Gray, a Committee appointed to settle said Kercher's account.

A Commission was filled up for Samʼl Miffin, Esq'r, Commodore of the Fleet in the service of this State, dated the 2nd Instant, & a Letter wrote to him to return from Amboy, (where he now is,) & take the Fleet immediately under bis care and direction.

A Letter was also wrote to General Mercer, requesting he will permit Commodore Mifflin to return home for that Purpose.

A Petition was read from Wm. Whitpain, a Midshipman op board the Ship Mongomery, praying that he may be discharged, as he expects to go into the Continental service; after consideration of said Petition, it was

Resolved, 'That said Wm. Whitpain be discharged from the service of this state.

In Council of Safety, September 9th, 1776.

PRESENT :
THOMAS WHARTON, jun'r, President.
DAVID RITTENHOUSE, Vice President.

Samuel Morris, Sen'r, Henry Keppele, jun'r,
Timothy Matlack,

James Cannon,
John Weitzel,

Fred. Kuhl,
Jos. Blewer,

Geo. Gray.
Rob't Towers was directed to deliver to Capt. Goudy of Col.
James Wilson's Battalion, 6 Muskets, taking his receipt.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay John Tyler & Co., for repairing arms £8 3 0.

To pay Joseph Webb for Stocking Guns, &ca., £6 19 6; to pay Doct'r James Duplap £16 13 6, for Medicines, &ca., for the use of the Fleet.

Mr. Towers to deliver Capt. Jack 4 Stands of Arms for Col. Allison Battalion, Cumberland County.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay John Mears £6 2 6, for Arms, &ca. delivered to Col. Henry Haller, to be charged to the Col.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Capt. John Tweed £14 0 0, for two Riffles, to be charged to Col.

Jos. Ferree, Esq'r., of Germantown, was directed to deliver Doct'r Harris One I'un of Salt Petre & 500 lbs. of sulphur, out of the stores under his direction.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Jonathan Butcher £30 0, for Blankets bo't for Col. Kirkbride's Battalion of Bucks County, to be charged to the Col.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Wm. Stadleman £135 13 3, for dieting sundry Troops on their March to Camp, to be charged to Congress.

An order was given for Rob't Jewell, Esq'r, was authorized & Required to receive the Bodies of Messrs. James Forrest, Thomas Byrn & Shanks into his Custody, they being Prisoners of War, Taken by Capt. Isaiah Robinson of the Armed Sloop Sachem.

Mr. Towers was directed to deliver Lieut. Col. Peter Heydrick of Col. Green's Battalion of Lancaster County 60 Stand of Arms. Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Ab’m Hasselberg £7 5 10 to pay Schlosser & Frank

2 18 0 do.

4 2 0 to pay Benj'n Town

1 11 4 being for sundries for the use of the Artillery Companies.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay James McBright £2 10 0, for a Smooth Rifle, to be charged to Col. Green.

To pay Alex'r Kidd £6 2 6, for a Rifle, to be charged to Col. Green.

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-1 5 0, for a Blanket, to be charged to do. To pay Valentine Weaver £6 14 3, for dieting Capt. Debuff & Marshall Companies. To pay

Job in Davis 30 s. To pay to Michael Zigler £33 16 6, for 42 Blankets & Coverleds, to be charged to Col. Tho's Potts.

To pay Thomas Curge for Repairing arms belonging to Capt. Gurney's Company, 16s. 9.

Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Sam’l Davison, late Commodore of the Fleet, his wages to this day.

In Council of Safety, Septem'r 10th, 1776.

PRESENT : THO'S WHARTON, jun'r, President. David Rittenhouse,

Timothy Matlack. Fred. Kuhl, Au order was drawn on Jno. M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, Treasurer, was didirected to pay Mr. Isaac Levan £50 0 0, on Acco't of the Committee of Berks County, for supplying the Families of poor Associators who are now in Actual service, with necessaries, to be charged to said Committee.

The Committee of Inspection and Observation of Reading, in Berks County, having represented to the Board the necessity of keeping a Guard in that Town,

Resolved, That the Committee of Reading be empowered to appoint a small Guard in that town so long as the Prisoners of War shall reside there, and this board will take proper Measures to defrey the expence attending it.

In Council of Safety, Septem'r llth, 1776.

PRESENT:
THO'S WHARTON, jun'r, President.
Jos. Blewer,

Henry Kippele, jun'r,
Fred. Kuhl,

John Weitzel,
James Cannon,

Geo. Gray. Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay the following acco't: Benj'n Wallace, for 74 Rations, Capt. James McConoul Com's, £2 15 6. do. 41 meals, Capt. Wm. Ashton, Col. Dill's Batt'n, York County, charge to Congress, £1 13 6.

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