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Pennsylvania Requested to Raise one Battalion


The Committee of Claims reported their opinion that the following Accounts ought to be paid:

Two Accounts of Peter Cooper, one for several articles furnished Captain Cresap' s Company in Lancaster, amounting to 2 1-5 Dollars, to be charged to said Company. The other for thirty-four pair of Boots, made by him for the Hussar Company, amounting to 113 1-3 Dollars.

Francis Wade' s Account of expenses for himself and a party of eighteen men escorting Governour Skene and Mr˙ Lundy to New-York, amounting to 445 65-90 Dollars.

Ordered, That the above Accounts be paid.

Ordered, That the President transmit to the Convention of New-Jersey a certified copy of the Resolutions for raising two Battalions and for the subsistence of the Officers and Men.

On motion made, Resolved, That a similar recommendation issue to the Assembly or Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania, to raise one Battalion on the same terms as those ordered to be raised in New-Jersey, and to be officered in like manner.

Resolved, That the Men enlisted be furnished with a Hunting-Shirt, not exceeding in value of 1 1-3 Dollar, and a Blanket, provided these can be procured, but not to be made part of the terms of enlistment.

Agreeable to the Order of the Day, the Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into their further consideration the state of the Trade of the Confederated Colonies; and after some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Ward reported, from the Committee, that not having come to any Resolution, they desired him to move for leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into their consideration the slate of the Trade of the thirteen United Colonies.

The other matters referred to this day are further postponed till to-morrow.

Adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow.