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Committee to Devise Ways and Means


Monday, December 11, 1775.

A Letter from General Washington, dated 30th of November, being received, was read, enclosing an Invoice of Stores on board the Nancy, transport, taken by the Schooner Lee, Captain Manly; also, a Letter from the Convention of New-York, dated 7th instant.

The Committee to whom that part of Lord Stirling' s Letter, respecting the arresting and imprisoning Soldiers for small sums, was referred, brought in their Report.

Agreeable to the Order of the Day, the Congress took into consideration the Instructions given to the Delegates of Rhode-Island, and after debate thereon came to the following Resolutions:

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed, to devise ways and means for furnishing these Colonies with a Naval Armament, and report with all convenient speed.

Resolved, That the Committee consist of a member from each Colony, viz: Mr˙ Bartlett, Mr˙ S˙ Adams, Mr˙ Hopkins, Mr˙ Deane, Mr˙ Lewis, Mr˙ Crane, Mr˙ R˙ Morris, Mr˙ Read, Mr˙ Paca, Mr˙ R˙ H˙ Lee, Mr˙ Hewes, and Mr˙ Gadsden.