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Ten Thousand Pounds Sterling


Saturday, July 8, 1775.

Resolved, That this of opinion that the Paper delivered into this Congress on the second day of its meeting, ought not to have been entitled or dressed


in the form of Resolves, but rather as recommendations, or in nature of a Petition or Address to this Congress.

Resolved, nevertheless, from the desire this Congress hath to promote union and concord among ourselves, and as it does not appear that the said Paper was intended to be considered as coming from a distinct or independent body, that therefore the matter contained in the same (being such as is in the general agreeable to us) shall be duly considered and attended to.

A motion was made and seconded, that a sum, not exceeding Ten Thousand Pounds sterling, be provided to defray the necessary services of this Province in the present alarming and distracted state of affairs, which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

A motion was then made and seconded, that the Congress resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to consider ways and means for raising and sinking the said sum of Ten Thousand Pounds sterling; which being agreed to, the Congress resolved itself into a Committee accordingly.

The President having resumed the Chair, Mr˙ Clay, from the Committee of the Whole Congress, reported, that they had entered upon the consideration of ways and means, had made some progress therein, and desired leave to sit again.

The President reported to the Congress that he had, in obedience to the resolution of yesterday, nominated seven persons to be a Secret Committee.

Doctor Zubly, who was ordered to prepare and bring in a Petition to His Majesty, reported that he had done so, and produced a Paper containing the same, which he delivered in to the President; and the said Paper being read, and approved of, it was Resolved that the President do sign the same.

A motion was made and seconded, that a Committee of Intelligence be appointed; which being agreed to, it was

Ordered, That William Young, David. Zubly, Stephen Drayton, Daniel Roberts, John Glen, Edward Telfair, William Ewen, Joseph Clay, and George Walton, Esquires, be that Committees.

William Young, Esquire, of the Committee appointed to write a Letter to the President of the Continental Congress, reported, that they had done so, and delivered a Paper in to the President containing the same; which being read, and approved of, it was

Resolved, That the President do sign the same, and that it be forthwith sent.