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Committee of Supplies directed to procure ten tons of Brimstone


At a Meeting of the Committee of Safety, and the Committee of Supplies, at the house of Capt˙ Nathan Adams, in Charlestown, Tuesday, February 21st, 1775, Present:

COMMITTEE OF SAFETY. — The Honourable John Hancock, Esq˙, Dr˙ Joseph Warren, Dr˙ Church, Mr˙ Watson, Colonel Heath, Mr˙ Devens, and Colonel Orne.

COMMITTEE OF SUPPLIES. — Mr˙ Gill, Mr˙ Cheever, Mr˙ Gerry, and Colonel Lincoln.

Voted unanimously, by both Committees, That the Committee of Supplies do procure ten tons of Brimstone, provided it can be had on this condition: that the Committee of Supplies engage to pay therefor, when the present owners shall have opportunity to sell the same, or that it shall be returned in six months if not used; and if used, it shall then be paid for.

Voted unanimously, by the Committee of Safety, That the Committee of Supplies purchase all kinds of Warlike Stores, sufficient for an Army of fifteen thousand men to take the field.


Voted unanimously, That the Powder that is now at Concord be removed to Leicester.

Voted unanimously, That the Committee of Supplies get fifteen thousand Canteens.

Voted, That Doctor Warren and Doctor Church be appointed a Committee to bring in an Inventory of what is necessary in the way of their profession, for the above Army to take the field.

Voted, That these Committees adjourn till to-morrow morning, nine o' clock, in this place.