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Order Respecting Christopher Harrison


Tuesday, February 6, 1776.

Met according to adjournment.

The Congress resumed the consideration of the charge against Christopher Harrison, and,

Resolved, That said Christopher Harrison pay the expenses accruing on apprehending him and bringing him before this Congress, as the same shall be taxed by the Committee of the Township of Bethlehem, in the County of Hunterdon; that he give sufficient security to the said Committee in the sum of fifty Pounds for his future peaceable and good behaviour, and that he be disarmed, and remain a prisoner in the common Jail of the County of Somerset, until he comply with the above determinations; to which place the guard which brought him before this Congress, are required to convey him, and the keeper of the Jail in said County of Somerset is requested to receive Said prisoner, and keep him in safe custody, as above said.

The Petition of William Steele had a second reading, and after some debate thereon, was referred for further consideration.