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David McClure Elected Chaplain


Congress then proceeded to the election of sundry officers; and the ballots being taken,

David M' Clure was elected Chaplain, and Ephraim Douglass Quartermaster of the Battalion commanded by Colonel M' Coy.

John Trumbull, Esq˙, was elected Deputy Adjutant-General of the Army in the Northern Department, and Morgan Lewis, Esq˙, Deputy Quartermaster-General of the said Army.

Resolved, That the Board of War be directed to order the French Officers who have received. Commissions from Congress to repair immediately to the places of their destination.

Resolved, That Mr˙ J˙ Mease be directed to pay the First Battalion of Virginia Troops, on their march to New-York, the arrears due to them.

The Committee of Treasury, to whom the Petition of George Nicholson was referred, returned the same, and reported that it ought to be referred to the Board of War;

Resolved, That the said Petition be referred to the Board of War.

The Board of War brought in a Report, which was taken into consideration: Whereupon,

Resolved, As it appears from Colonel Warner' s representation of the state of his Regiment, that Major Painter' s appointment much obstructs the raising the said Regiment, that, therefore, Major Painter be directed to repair to the City of Philadelphia, that the matter may be inquired into, and that it be recommended to Colonel Warner and the other officers, that they proceed forthwith to raise their men and complete the Regiment, relying on the justice of Congress for the settlement of the uneasiness among them:

That the Militia at New-York be paid by the Paymaster-General there, before discharged.

Resolved, That the remainder of the Report be recommitted.

The Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into their further consideration the Report of the Board of War; and after some time the President resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Nelson reported, that the Committee have had under consideration the matter to them referred, but not having come to a conclusion, desire leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Congress will to-morrow resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into consideration the Report of the Board of War.

Resolved, That Mr˙ J˙ Mease be directed to deliver such a number of Blankets as he has belonging to the Continent to Captain Watkins, for the use of his Company, which is inlisted to serve during the war, not exceeding one to each man.

Adjourned to ten o' clock to-morrow.