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This day the Congress sent the following Resolve to this Committee:

"In Congress, February 26, 1776.

"Resolved, That the Committee of Safety for Pennsylvania, agreeable to the offer made by them of their service, of which the Congress have a proper sense, be authorized to distribute the Officers (prisoners in Lancaster) in such places within the Province of Pennsylvania as to that Comimttee shall seem most proper, taking their parole; which if they refuse to give, the said Committee are empowered and directed to confine them; and that in executing this resolve, the said Committee have a regard to the resolution heretofore made by the Congress with respect to Prisoners and their residence.

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