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Soldiers to be Supplied with Rum


Friday, June 16, 1775.

Resolved, That this Congress will take into consideration a Resolve offered to the Congress by the Committee of Supplies, (through the hands of Major Fuller,) relative to supplying the Soldiers with Rum.

The Resolve was accordingly considered and accepted, and is as follows, viz:

Whereas, by a Resolve of Congress, relative to the allowance of Soldiers, no provision is made for the delivery of Rum or Spirituous Liquors, upon extraordinary occasions;

Resolved, That the Commanding Officer of the Army, the Lieutenant-General, the Major-Generals, and the Brigadier-Generals, be, and hereby are respectively empowered to draw on the Commissary for Spirituous Liquors for such Soldiers as from time to time they may think necessary to supply therewith, provided always that the said General Officers shall not allow any Soldiers Spirituous Liquors as aforesaid, unless upon extraordinary duty, or otherwise particularly circumstanced.