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do. 66 do. Capt. Wm. Huston, 2 Batt'n, Cumberland Co, £2 9 6, Charge Congress.
do. 41 do. Capt. James Chamberlin, 5 Batt'n, York Co'y, £1 13 6, Charge Congress.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay the following acco'ts :
Richard Jacobs, for Dieting Militia on their March towards this City, in order to Join the Troops at Camp New Jersey £66 0 10, to be charged to Congress.
Capt. Patrick Jack, for Diet to this City, Col. Allison's Batt'n, Cumberland County, £32 2 0, Congress.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt in fav'r of Mr. John Cox, for £1000, to be charged to his acco't.
Mr. Nesbitt to pay Capt. John Tweed for 24 Stand of Arms taken from non-associators, £89 0 0, to be Charged to Col. Porter, of Lancaster County; to pay Capt. Jos. Miller, for a Rifle, £5 O 0, to be charged to Col. Porter.
Mr. Vesbitt to pay Ebenezer Lundy £180, for Balance of his acco't for 10 Tents, for Col. Kirkbride's Battalion.
Ebenezer Lundy £137 10 O, for Cartouch Boxes & Bayonet Belts delivered Mr. Towers.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt, in favour of Mr. John Weitzel, for £300, towards Arms making in Northumberland County, to be charged to the Commissioners.
Mr. Nesbitt to pay Mary Miller, for Diet of Militia, £56 12 0, to be charged to Congress.
Michael Stadleman £35 4 3, for diet Militia, to be charged to Congress.
Valentine Vanhall, for diet Militia, £8 5 0, to be charged to Congress.
Jno. Kling, for a Riffle d'd to Capt. Jno. Douglass, £3 10 0, to be charged in Col. Matlack.
Jer. Baker, for wood delivered at Barracks, £50 19 2, to be charged to Congress.
Col. Timothy Green of Lancaster County, £105 3 6 for arms, Blankets, &ca., to be charged to his acco't.
An order of Col. Wm. Montgomery for £6 7 0, for 2 Guns, 2 Bayonets, & 1 Cartouch Box, to be charged to Col. Montgomery.
Wm. Sutton gave his Parole not to go more than 7 Miles from
Commission granted for Sloop Jupiter, Privateer, Fran's, Illingsworth, Comm'r, 80 Tons, 95 men, 14 carriage Guns, own'd by Nicholas Low, & co.
In Council of Safety, September 12th, 1776.
The Minutes of a part of the Council, Sept'r 10, was read to the Board, whereupon it was
Resolved, That the said Proceedings be confirmed.
Resolved, That on Saturday next the Council will take the Naval armaments of this State & the Guard for this City, into their consideration, and the Secretary is order'd to summons the members to meet on that day precisely at 8 o'Clock, A. M.
In Council of Safety, September 13th, 1776.
Capt. Robert Hardie, £4 10 0 for Bounty, 3 men.
Resolved, That Proper persons be immediately employed in each County of this State to purchase up all the Blankets, Coarse Linens, Woolen Cloths, Mittens, & Stockings, which can be had, for the use of our Troops.
As the Associators of the State of Pennsylvania who have been call'd in service are now returning; therefore,
Resolved, That this Board do apply to Congress praying that Directions may be given for paying in this City their wages & Milage, and request that Congress will explain whether it is inten. ded by their Resolve respecting milage, that the Officers should have as many pence of mile as they are allowed rations by resolve of Congress.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Jno. Reed £11 126, for dieting 4 Companies of Militia, to be charged to Congress.
Capt. Jno. McDowell for Bayonet Belt, &ca., 17s 6, to be charged to Col. Wm. Montgomery.
Capt. Jno. McDowell, for Cartouch Boxes, Bayonet Belts, repairing Drum & arms, &ca., £3 2 0, to be charged to Col. Wm. Montgomery.
Arch'd Thompson €4 7 9, for dieting Capt. Adams' & Capt. Morgan's Companys of Col. Peter Grub's Battalion, to be charged to Congress.
Permission was given Christopher McClure, Tho's Gaskil, Isaac Tublin, & Benja. Cliffton, Blacksmiths, on board our fleet, to come to this City to work on Anchors, making by De Offley, for the Continental Frigates, if they are not already employed in the Service of this State.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Tho's Miles 14s for Rifleing one Gun for Capt. Patrick Jack, to be charged to Col. Jno. Allison, Cumberland County; & £2 2 0 for Riffleing 3 Guns for Capt. John Tweed's Comp'y of Col. Porter's Battalion.
James Gillingham, for 98 Splinters, delivered Doct'r Duffield, £2 9 0.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Robert Towers £59 2 6, for Wages of Workmen at State House, making Cartridges, &ca.
James Porter £1 9 3, for dieting 39 meals of Capt. John Boyd's Comp’y, Col. Tho's Porter's Battalion.
James Porter €2 8 0, diet 64 men, Capt. Reed Comp’y, Col. Smith, York County.
Do. £2 8 9, do. 65 men, Capt. Wm. Ross, Col. Tho's Porter.
Jos. Ogden, for Ferriage of Militia £36 17 3, to be charged to Congress.
In Council of Safety, September 14th, 1776.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Arthur Thomas 5 Weeks' Board. ing In the State Prison, £5 0 0, to be charged to Congress.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt to pay Mr. Peter Dehaven & co., for £500, to be charged to their Acco't, being on acco't of Lock Factory
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay James Parkison £8 5 0, for 220 meals, Capt. Lewis Williams' Comp'y, Col. Matthew Dill's Battalion.
Mr. Francis Gurney appeared, took & Subscribed the Qualification directed by Convention.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Charles Barnet £20 6 0, for Drums, Arms, &ca., to be charged to Col. Dill & Col. Donaldson.
Resolved, That Capt. Blewer & Mr. Gurney be Empowered to contract with some person or persons to fill up & Compleat the Peers sunk in the Chanel of the River Delaware, near fort Island, and fix the Chain for stoping the Navigation upon an Immergency.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Major Jno. Rogers for Arms Purchased for the use of Col. Timothy Green's Battalion of Lancaster County, £15 17 0, to be charged to the Col.
Mr. Capt. Steel £82 12 6, for Milage of his Company to & from this City, to be charged to Congress; Col. Rob't Callender's Bat. talion of Cumberland Co.
Adjourned to $ past 3 o'Clock, when the following Members
In Council of Safety, September 16th, 1776.
THOMAS WHARTON, jun'r, President,
Sam'l Morris, Sen'r.
A Letter was wrote to Commodore Sam'l Mifflin, requesting his speedy return to this City, to take the Naval Armaments under his care.
John Bayard & Sam'l Cad. Morris appeared & took & Subscribed the Qualifications directed by Convention.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Col. Galbreath £1 0 9, for repairing Arms belonging to his Battalion.
To pay Conrad Snyder for Milage 16 Men 240 Miles, £17 12 6, on their return from Camp, to be charged to Congress.
The Accounts of Milage for the Militia of this State having so constantly employed the time of this Board, that the military af. fairs of this state have suffered exceedingly thereby; Therefore,
Resolved, That the said Accounts be hereafter referred to the continental Treasury Office.
Mr. Towers was directed to deliver to Capt. Daniel Joy, 500 lb Powder, for proving Cannon.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Widow M'Eury £1 15 0, for a Riffle d’d Capt. Jno. Douglass, to be charged to Col. Matlack.
Resolved, That a House be taken for a Hospital, And that a Matron be Hired to nurse Sick Soldiers of this State.
Resolved, That Doct'r Gerardus Clarkson be appointed to attend the Sick in the said Hospital.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay to Valentine Vanholt £1 19 0, for diet 52 Men, Capt. John Bogs, 1st Batt'n, Cumberland Co.
Mr. Towers deliver Capt. Lewis Williams, of Col. Dill's Battalion, 32 Stand of Arms.
An order was drawn on The Marine Committee, for what Arms are due from Congress to this State, to deliver Mr. Towers.
Mr. Towers was directed to deliver Major Thos. Proctor 113 Stand of Arms.
Col. Timothy Matlack was directed (P. order) to deliver Robert Morris, Esq'r, Chairman of the Secret Committee, Thirty-five thou. sand Flints, to be charged to Congress,
Mr. Peter Brown was order'd to procure what Iron he may want for the service of this State.
Resolved, That Mr. Wharton & Mr. Bayard be directed to engage and send off as goon as possible, three fast sailing sloops or schooners, to bring in such articles of Cloathing, Blankets, & other pecessaries, as are wanted for the use of the Troops belonging to this State.
Resolved, That Mr. Nesbitt be directed to appoint some proper person to pay the Battalions belonging to this State, in the Continental service, in Quality of regimental paymaster, and dispatch him Immediately to the Camp.
Resolved, That application be made to the Board of War, to know whether the Council may proceed Immediately to erect the Fortification at Billingsport, agreeable to such plan as the Council may think best, the Inhabitants of this State being very uneasy on account of the delay in this Matter; And that Mr. Rittenbouse & Col. Bayard do waite on the Board of War with said Resolve.
Resolved, That application be made to the Members of Convention for the several Counties, and request them to recommend proper persons in their respective Counties, to be employed by this Council to purchase Blankets, Coarse Woolens, Linens & Stockings, for the use of the Troops belonging to this State.