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Certain Machines in the City of New-York


Saturday Morning, August 10, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: General Woodhull, President.

NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ P˙ Van Zandt, Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Roosevelt, Major Abed, Mr˙ Beekman.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ A˙ Yates, Mr˙ Bleecker, Mr˙ Adgate.

SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Tredwell, General Woodhull, Mr˙ Hobart.

ULSTER. — Mr˙ Contine, Mr˙ Wisner, jun.

QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ Smith, Major Lawrence.

ORANGE. — Mr˙ Wisner, Dr˙ Outwater.

WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Morris, Mr˙ Haviland, Judge Graham, General Morris.

DUTCHESS. — Major Schenck, Mr˙ Sackett, Mr˙ Landon, Mr˙ R˙ R˙ Livingston.


TRYON. — Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Newkirk.

CUMBERLAND. — Mr˙ Stephens, Colonel Marsh.

Whereas certain machines now in the City of New-York, said to be the property of Captain Foy, and left in the care of John H˙ Cruger, Esq˙, are found to be immediately necessary in the manufacturing of iron for the publick service: and whereas the said John H˙ Cruger is not now in the said City, whereby any application to him for the sale of the said machines is become impracticable:

Resolved, therefore, That Anthony Jelang be, and he is hereby, empowered to take, for the use of Samuel Ogden, Esq˙, of Boonton, all and singular the said machines, upon the especial trust and confidence, to be signified by the execution of the power unto the said Anthony as aforesaid, given, that he (the said Samuel) shall well and truly pay and satisfy unto the said John II. Cruger the just and full value of the several matters and things by the said Anthony, as Clerk or Agent to him the said Samuel taken as aforesaid, the said value to be adjusted by the said John H˙ Cruger and the said Samuel Ogden, and in case of dispute between them, by a Committee of (his Convention or some future representative body of this State, thereunto to be appointed; and that the said Anthony do, upon his corporal oath, make return unto this Convention immediately of the several things by him taken as aforesaid.

A Certificate, dated at Mamacotting Precinct, the 19th June last, signed by J˙ R˙ De Witt, Chairman of the Committee of that Precinct, was read and filed. He thereby certified that the men of the train band of the northeast


district of the said Precinct had duly elected the following Officers, under the inspection of five members of that Committee, viz: John Newkirk Captain, William Rose First Lieutenant, Matthew Neely Second Lieutenant, and Moses Miller Ensign.

A Letter subjoined from Lieutenant-Colonel Claughry, dated the 10th day of July last, was also read. He informs that the inhabitants there are exposed, and have not any officers, and requesting the Commissions to be issued immediately.

Ordered, That the said Commissions be issued immediately.