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Met at Fort-Island


Sunday, October 15, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety at Fort-Island:

Present —

Robert Morris, President pro tem˙, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Owen Riddle, George Gray, Robert White, Samuel Morris, Jun˙, Bernard Dougherty.

The abovementioned Members have come down in order to view the works erecting here, and to consult what other buildings may be proper; find it necessary that the men employed on board the boats should have some convenient place, under cover, for dressing their victuals and drying themselves in bad weather, while employed at or near Fort-Island; therefore, it is

Resolved, That, provided this Board obtains permission from the Provincial Commissioners, part of the house on said Island be partitioned off in the middle, and that a person be employed for that purpose, and carry up a stack of Chimneys, and a Forge or Fire-place.