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Powder in the Island of Providence


Information being given to Congress that there is a large quantity of Powder in the Island of Providence,

Ordered, That the foregoing Committee lake measures for securing and bringing away the said Powder; and that it be an instruction to the said Committee, in case they can secure said Powder, to have it brought to the Port of


Philadelphia, or to some other Port as near Philadelphia as can be with safety.

Resolved, That Mr˙ R˙ Morris be added to the foregoing Committee.

The Congress took into consideration the Report of the Committee on the state of the Treasury, and came to the following Resolutions thereon:

Resolved, That a quantity of Bills of Credit be emitted by Congress, amounting to Three Millions of Dollars.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee to consult with the Printer, and report the number and denomination of the Bills to be emitted, and that they contract or proper paper for this purpose.