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July 7, 1775


Friday, July 7, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety. Present: Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morris, Jr˙, Capt˙ Robert White, Andrew Allen, Daniel Roberdeau, Thomas Wharton, Jr˙, John Cadwalader, Owen Biddle, George Gray:

Resolved, That Mr˙ John Wharton immediately procure materials, and make preparations for building a Boat or Calevat, and that he exhibit a model of one to-morrow morning, when he will have further instructions for the construction of one.

Resolved, That Mr˙ Owen Biddle give the thanks of this Board to Mr˙ Louis Nicholas, for his plan delivered the Committee this day.