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Proceedings at a special meeting of the Baltimore Committee



At a special meeting of the Committee, July 18, 1776:

Present: Samuel Purviance, Jun˙, Chairman; James Calhoun, William Buchanan, Edward Talbot, Isaac Griest, Thomas Sollers, William Aisquith, John Cockey, Darby Lux, and Benjamin Griffith.

The gentlemen appointed by the Committee at the last meeting, to examine a situation near Armstrong' s to build a Magazine, report several places which they examined suitable for the purpose. On consideration of which, it was agreed, that Messrs˙ Benjamin Griffith, James Calhoun, John Cockey, and Edward Talbot, be directed to bargain with Captain Charles Ridgely & Co˙, for one acre of Land, which was thought most convenient, near to the spring at Armstrong' s.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Darby Lux, with the gentlemen above mentioned, be a Committee to agree with the Workmen for constructing the Magazine for the publick use, and that they make a report of their proceedings at the next meeting of this Committee.

It is agreed that the dimensions of said Magazine shall be forty feet long, and eleven feet wide, in the clear, and arched over with brick or stone, and covered with a shingled roof.

GEO˙ LUX, Secretary.