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Portsmouth (New-Hampshire) Committee of Safety



Committee-Hall, October 11, 1775.

Whereas a Letter has been received this day, from Joseph Reed, Esquire, Secretary to his Excellency General Washington, setting forth, that he has given directions to Mr˙ Moylan, Muster-Master General, to receive the cargo of Flour on board the Ship Prince George, Richard Emmes master, and transport the same to Head-Quarters, for the use of the Army; and whereas this Committee have applied to the Provincial Committee of Safety, who have represented to his Excellency the necessity of preserving a part of the said cargo for the use of the inhabitants of this Colony, in their present necessitous state, an answer to which is not yet received:

Therefore, Voted, That there be forthwith delivered to the said Mr˙Moylan, twelve hundred and ninety-two barrels of Flour, part of the aforesaid cargo; and that Messrs˙ George King, Joshua Wenworth, Samuel Sherburne, Pearse Long, and George Wentworth, be a Committee to assist the said Moylan in shipping the same.

By order of the Committee of Safety:

H˙ WENTWORTH, Chairman.

Extract from the Minutes:

SUPPLY CLAP, Secretary.