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July 27, 1775


Thursday, July 27, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety. Present:

Benjamin Franklin, Francis Johnston, Anthony Wayne, Owen Biddle, Robert White, Daniel Roberdeau, John Cadwalader, Thomas Wharton, Junior, Samuel Morris, Jr˙. Robert Morris, George Gray.

Upon application of James Pearson and Wiley, the Committee consent to advance them the sum of two hundred Pounds, they giving good security for the repayment of said sum in good Gun-Barrels, of their own manufactory.

The Committee appointed by the first Resolve of the 21st of July, report, that there is no Gunpowder in the hands of the family of the late Simon Boerum, and but little Saltpetre, which they purpose manufacturing themselves.

Mr˙ Nathaniel Irish presented a Boat or Gondola for the inspection of this Committee.

Resolved, That Mr˙ Thomas Wharton return him the thanks of this Board, much commending his ingenuity and attention to the publick safety.