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Proposal from James Campbell


Friday, October 6, 1775.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

A Petition from Jonathan Williams and others, objecting to the Field-Officers of the Second Battalion of Militia for the County of Gloucester, as recommended by the County Committee, and praying that other Field-Officers may be commissioned to command that Battalion, was read, and ordered a second reading.

A Petition from a number of the Inhabitants of the County of Hunterdon, praying that Money at interest may be taxed, was read, and ordered a second reading.

A proposal from James Campbell and others, respecting the manufacturing of Fire-Arms in this Colony, was read, and ordered a second reading.

On motion made, Ordered, That Mr˙ Pearson, Mr˙ Stewart, Mr˙ Holmes, Mr˙ De Hart, and Mr˙ Camp, be a Committee to examine the Returns of Minute-Men and Officers, and report the same to this Congress.

On motion of Mr˙ Covenhoven, that Colonel Taylor be heard before this Congress, pursuant to the recommendation of the County Committee of Monmouth, upon the question, Whether, in Colonel Taylor' s particular case, he might not be permitted to hold the commission of Captain and the commission of Colonel in the same Regiment, at the same time?

Ordered, That Colonel Taylor be heard immediately.

Col˙ Taylor, having been called in, was heard; whereupon, on motion made, it is

Resolved, That the determination of this matter be postponed to a future day.

The Congress adjourned until nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.