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Captain Leafy


Die Sabbati, January 27, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Mr˙ Scott, Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Brewster, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Clarke.

Mr˙ Joseph Hallett, the Chairman, much indisposed, is unable to attend, and Mr˙ Sands forwarding the lading of the sloop Sally.

The Members of the Committee present conceive it their duty to pay some attention to the introduction of General Lee into this city, as a Continental General, and they are also of opinion that it will be politick.

It was Ordered, That Captain Leary be requested to cause his Company of Light-Horse to hold themselves in readiness to ride out to meet General Lee, and attend him to this city.