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Committee to confer with Generals Washington, Gates, and Miffiin, General Washington ordered to attend in Congress tomorrow


Thursday, May 23, 1776.

Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed to confer with General Washington, Major-General Gates, and Brigadier-General Mifflin, upon the most speedy and effectual means for supporting the American cause in Canada.

The Members chosen: Mr˙ Harrison, Mr˙ R˙ H˙ Lee, Mr˙ J˙ Adams, Mr˙ Wilson, and Mr˙ Rutledge.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed to contract for the making Fire-Arms be directed to order the Manager of the Continental Factory of Fire-Arms at Lancaster, and the Manager of the Gun-Lock Factory at Trenton, to deliver to Colonel Shee, or his order, all the Muskets and Gun-Locks that each of them may have ready, in order to the more expeditious arming the Continental Battalion under his command.

That the said Committee be directed to bring in a Resolution for promoting and encouraging the making of good Fire-Arms.

A Letter from Charles Miller to Joseph Trumbull, Esq˙, Commissary-General, was laid before Congress, and read.


Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee of three.

The Members chosen: Mr˙ Whipple, Mr˙ Gerry, and Mr˙ F˙ Lee.

Resolved, as the opinion of this Congress, That James McKnight ought to restore to the owners the money found on board the Sloop Sally, and also the effects, or the money he received for the effects, on board the said Sloop, at the time she was run on shore, and for the wreck, tackle, and furniture of said Sloop; which effects, wreck, tackle, and furniture, were sold, or pretended to be sold, or secreted, by him, the said James McKnight.

Ordered, That General Washington attend in Congress tomorrow.

The several matters to this day referred, being postponed,

Adjourned to ten o' clock, tomorrow.