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Lieutenant Hume


In Committee of Safety, May 30, 1776.

Present: James Mease, Chairman, John Nixon, George Clymer, Samuel Howell, James Biddle, Owen Biddle, John Cadwallader, Thomas Wharton, Jun.

Upon application of Robert Morris, Esq˙, the Board gave orders to Lieutenant Hume, of the Armed Boat iRanger, to send two men on board a Pilot Boat going down the Bay on publick service.

Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to deliver one ton of crude Sulphur to Messrs˙ Bidwell and Walter, for refining.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on Michael Hillegas, Esq˙, Treasurer, in favour of John Nixon and others, the Committee of Accounts, for ten thousand Pounds.

Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to deliver to Mr˙ William Thomson, or his order, one ton of Saltpetre, and a proportionable quantity of Sulphur, for working up into Gunpowder at his Mill in Warwick Township, Bucks County.

Resolved, That the representation made to this Committee from the Committee-men of the Borough and Township of Bristol, in Bucks County, be sent up immediately to the honourable House of Assembly, as the matters contained in it appear very important and proper for the notice of that House.