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Committee to Consider


In Congress, Thursday, March 7, 1776.

The Congress met.
And the Journal of yesterday was read.

On motion, the Congress entered into the following Resolution:

Whereas some doubts have arisen whether the Bounty-money, and the sum allowed for clothing, to the men inlisted into the Colony Regiment of Artillery, was intended by the Resolve of Congress, of the 22d of February last, to extend to the two Companies to be raised for the defence of Fort-Lyttleton and Georgetown; it is hereby declared and resolved, that the same bounty and allowance for clothing shall be paid to and for the men inlisted in the said Companies, as to those who are raised for the Regiment of Artillery.

A motion was made, that the men to be raised for the Regiment of Rangers, be inlisted to serve until the 1st day of June, unless sooner discharged by proper authority, upon one month' s pay being advanced.

A debate arose, and the question being put, resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered, That Captain Hammond, Col˙ Thomas, Major Williamson, Mr˙ Kershaw, Mr˙ Beard, and Mr˙ Felder, be a Committee to consider and report the most proper places for erecting of Iron Works in this Colony, and what encouragement from the publick, in their opinion, may be most effectual to promote the establishment of such works, and the manufacturing of Iron.

Resolved, That the Order of the Day be postponed; and that this Congress will, to-morrow morning, at nine o' clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take the same into consideration.

Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow.