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Board of War


At a Board of War, October 14, 1776, agreed to report to Congress;

That a Mustermaster be immediately appointed to the Flying-Camp, with orders to proceed immediately to Amboy.

That General Gates be informed that Congress have it not in their power at present to supply him with the Artillery he desires, and will procure them as soon as possible.

That two independent Companies, consisting of fifty men each, be immediately raised, to be commanded by Lieutenant Whitcomb, who should be appointed Captain-Commandant. That he nominate the Officers of the said two Companies, who are to be appointed when approved of by the Commanding Officer in the Northern Department.

That Colonel John Philip De Baas, be appointed a Brigadier-General in the Army of the United States.