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That the following Advertisement be put in the Newspapers, requesting every person desirous of undertaking the Contract to send in their proposals to this Committee by the 6th of December next:

All persons who are willing to supply the Officers and men employed in the Armed Boats with the following Rations, viz: seven pounds of Bread per week, or six pounds of Flour; ten pounds of Beef, Mutton, or Pork; the value of six Pence per week in Roots and Vegetables; three and a half pints of Rum, or Beer in proportion — are desired to send in their proposals to this Committee on or before the 6th day of December next, when the same will be considered; the contract to commence on the 11th December, and to continue for the space of three months, if the men are not sooner discharged.