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Report of the Committee


Thursday, June 1, 1775.

The Congress met according to adjournment.

The Committee appointed to consider Ways and Means to supply these Colonies with Ammunition and Military Stores, brought in their Report; which was read, and referred to the Committee of the Whole.

Upon motion, Resolved, That it be recommended to the Government of Connecticut, or the General of the Forces of that Colony, to appoint Commissaries to receive at Albany and forward the supplies of Provisions for the Forces on Lake Champlain from the Provincial Convention of New-York; and that the said Convention use their utmost endeavours in facilitating and aiding the transportation thereof from thence to where the said Commissaries may direct.

As this Congress has nothing more in view than the defence of these Colonies,

Resolved, That no expedition or incursion ought to he undertaken or made by any Colony, or body of Colonists, against or into Canada; and that this Resolve be immediately transmitted to the Commander of the Forces at Ticonderoga.

Ordered, That the above Resolve be translated into the French language, and transmitted, with the Letter, to the inhabitants of Canada: also,

Ordered, That the President transmit a copy of the above to New-York, and the other Colonies bordering on Canada.