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Resolved, That application be made to the Board of War to en. ploy the Marines now in this City, as Guards over the Frigates, Prison, and Powder belonging to the Continent, &ca.
In Council of Safety, September 17th, 1776.
Henry Keppele, jun'r,
Alex'r Morris discharged on his Parole.
Rich'd Wallace, Samuel Walston & Levi Horner, Prisoners taken on board the Sloop Lady Susan, commanded by Wm. Goodrich, were discharged & permitted to go to their Families In Maryland.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Rachael White £2 8 0, for 4 weeks Board of Jorance Doran, a wounded Man of Col. McPherson's Battalion.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Jonathan Meredith £101 9 0, for Catouch Boxes, &ca.
Resolved, That the Wages due to the Men in the service of this State, be not stoped by their Officers on any pretence, unless with the consent of the men, or by special orders from this Board
An order was drawn on Jno. M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, 'Treas's, in fa. vour of Jacob S. Howell, for £100, on acco't of İntrenching tools, to be charged to his acco't.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Hermanus Oner 17s 6, for Mede. cines for a sick soldier.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Capt. Nathan Boyce £19 10 5, for expences bringing Deserters from Egg harbour.
Au order was drawn on Mr. Joseph Ferree, of Germantown, one Ton of Salt Petre, in fav'r of Tho's Humberger.
In Council of Safety, September 18th, 1776.
Henry Keppele, jun'r,
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay John Dennis £37 1 0, for Bayonet scabbards & Belts, to be charged to Col. Henry Hill.
Joseph Ferree, Esq'r, was directed to deliver Doct'r Harris One Ton of Salt Petre, out of the stores at Germantown under his care.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Mr. Robert Towers £59 15 0, for Salt Peter bo’t, making Cartridges, &ca.
Resolved, That Col. Bayard & Col. Matlack be appointed to employ Proper persons to make a number of Gun Carriages for the Service of this State.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Jacob Reed £25 1 0, for Blankets & Coverlids, to be charged to Col. Tho's Potts.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt, in favour of Arthur Don. aldson, for £300, on, acco't of the floating Battery building by him, to be charged to his acco't.
An order was drawn on Mr. Rob't Towers, was directed to de. liver Mr. Gustavus Resberg 150,000 musket Cartridges, to be for. warded to Camp in New Jersey, to be charged to Congress.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Wm. Roberts £81 10 0å, for Building Guard Houses, &ca, to be charged to Congress.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Wm. Perkins £3 18 1, for Black. smith Work, done on board the Gallies.
An order was drawn on Jno. M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, Treas'r, in fa. vour of Mr. Owen Biddle, for £1000, on acco't of Goods to be Im. ported for the use of the Troops of this State, to be charged to his acco't.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay John Burke for nursing sick soldiers, &ca, £7 2 0.
An order was drawn on Jno. M. Nesbitt, Esq'r, in fav'r of Mr. Wm. Rush, for £250, On acco't of Blacksmith work done by him, to be charged to his acco't.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt, in favour of John Stacey, for £12 10 0, for 10 Cords of Wood delivered at fort Island, for the service of the Garrison there.
Resolved, That Mr. Isaac Cox be appointed Regimental Pay. master for the Troops belonging to this state now in the Continental service, & that application be made to the Board of War for a Commission for Mr. Cox.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Michael Raup £3 12 0, for a Riffle, bo't by Lieut. Col. Broadhead.
Resolved, That Major Thomas Proctor be empowered to enlist any associator of this state, provided He is not already engaged in the Flying Camp, or a servant or apprentice.
In Council of Safety, September 19th, 1776.
Sam'l Morris, Sen'r, Fred. Kuhl,
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt for £400, in fav'r of Ross & Ega, on acco't of Cannon Shott cast by them for this State, to be charged to their Account
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay John Stiller, & co., £10 0 0, on acco't of work done, to be charged to Tho's Nevill Acco't.
Resolved, That Capt. Daniel Joy be desired to examine & Prove a number of Cannon at Mr. Philips' Rope walk, & report to this board whether they are fit for service.
Mr. Owen Biddle reports that he has sent the following Articles to Col. Broadhead for the use of the Pennsylvania Troops, vizt:
189 pair Breeches.
93 Blankets. Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay John Knox £19 4 11, for Rum supplied Workmen on board the Galleys Congress & Franklin.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Messrs. Moulder & Coats £161 19 5, being the Balance of their Account for building a Magazine, to be charged to Congress.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay John Clawges & Wm. Ritter £13 18 5, for repairing Arms at Camp, to be charged to Congress.
Resolved, That Mr. John Coburn be directed to appear before the Board to-morrow morning at 10 O'Clock, to render an Account of all the necessarys he has had in his care for Sinking the Chevaux De Frize & the piers at Fort Island, and also to settle his Account.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Capt. Marshall's Acco't, £5 10, for a Musket.
James Welsh a month Wages, he being sick and in town, £2 10 0.
Peter Kline for a Gun, &ca., £4 0 0, delivered to Mr. W. Scull, A. D. Q. M. G., at the Flying Camp.
Mr. Michael Conner exhibited a Complaint against Jacob Peterman, John Slice, & Roreman, of New Providence Township, who, with several others, had assaulted and threatned bim so as to put him in fear of his Life & Property; whereupon the secretary was ordered to Issue summonses to be served on the said Peterman, Slice & Roreman, to be and appear before the board on tuesday Morning next at Ten o'clock, to answer the Complaint of said Michael Conner, and to give directions to the Constable to serve them.
Resolved, That Colonel Bayard, Capt. Gurney, Mr. Sam'l Cad'r Morris, & Mr. Owen Biddle, be à Committee to inspect into the State of the Artillery Stores, Arms, Accoutrements, and Amunition belonging to this State, and Report to this Board the situation of the same, and what further supplies of each are necessary to be made; and Mr. Robert Towers is required to give them assistance in performing this Business.
Resolved, That James Maul be appointed a Pilot to carry Vessels thro' the Chevaux De Frise, in the room of Daniel Gordon, De. ceased.
The Council then adjourned to 7 o'Clock, P. M., when the following Members met: John Bayard,
Sam'l Cad. Morris.
Resolved, That Indented servants & apprentices ought not to be inlisted for the Flying Camp of this state, without Consent of their Masters & Mistresses in writing, and that all such who have been
inlisted heretofore, shall be discharged on the application of their Masters & Mistresses for that Purpose.
In Council of Safety, Sept'r 20th, 1776.
Sam'l Morris, Sen'r, Joseph Blewer,
Sam'l Cad. Morris,
John Hubley. Resolved, That the Lock Makers in this state shall be allowed 25s. for every Good Gun Lock they deliver at our Lock Factory.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt in fav'r of Doct'r Robert Harris for £100, towards manufacturing Powder, to be charged to his account.
Resolved, That Major Nicola be directed to aply to Mr. Nicholas Hicks to provide Brecks, & lay Gutters & Gravel between the Wall & the Gutters In the Barracks near this City.
Resolved, That John Moore, Edward Cook, James Barr, James Smith, John McClelen, John Carmichael, James Perry, & Cristopher Lavingair, Members of Convention for Westmoreland County, be empowered to purchase four Hundred Stand of Arms for the defence of said County, and that half a Ton of Riffe Powder & one Ton of Lead, be Immediately sent to said County for the use of the Militia, and that they draw on this board for the Cost of the Arms & Carriage of the Amunition.
Samuel Mifflin, Esq'r, declined serving as Commodore & Com's. in-Chief of the Fleet of this State.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Conrod Ciets, &ca. for 4 arms delivered to Mr. Rob't Towers.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt in fav'r of Thomas Hamberger £60 0 0, towards Powder Manufactured by him, to be charged to his account.
An order was drawn on Joseph Ferree, Esgår, at Germantown, in fav'r of Thos. Humberger, for One Ton of Salt Petre out of the Store at Germantown.
An order was drawn on Mr. Nesbitt, in fav’r of Mr. Jno. Philips, for One Hundred & forty pounds, for 4 Cannon, 12 pound'r.
Mr. Nesbitt was directed to pay Capt. Jos. Blewer 50s. for scraping the Galley Convention, & 20s. for Flints delivered to Mr. Towers.