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October 13, 1775


Friday, October 13, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety: Present —

Robert Morris, President pro tem˙, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Bernard Dougherty, John Cadwallader, Owen Biddle, Andrew Allen, Daniel Roberdeau, George Gray.

The Instructions for the Captains of the Boats were this day read by Articles, most of them agreed to, and others to be reconsidered to-morrow.

A Letter and Resolve was this day received from the President of the Congress, recommending to the Assembly or this Board to raise, at the expense of the Continent, a Battalion for the defence of America and its liberties, when this Board thought proper that the said Letter and Resolve should be laid before the Assembly; and they were delivered to Mr˙ Gray for that purpose.