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Committee to devise ways and means for the safety of the Women and Children


Ordered, That Mr˙ Low, Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Verplanck, and Mr˙ Brasher, be a Committee to consider of and devise ways and means for the safety of the women and children in this City, in case of necessity, in obedience to the order of the Continental Congress of the — day of — last past, and report thereon with all convenient speed.

The Congress, taking into further consideration their Resolutions and recommendations of the 18th instant, touching the election of a future Provincial Congress, and convinced that many persons interested for the fate of this Country, in the present unhappy controversy, may be deprived of the privilege of a representation by the said Resolutions and recommendations, do further recommend that all tenants possessed of lands or tenements, within this Colony, of the value of eighty Pounds, be permitted to vote in the said election.

Colonel Hardenbergh, from the Committee appointed yesterday, to consider of a provision to be made for the Delegates of this Colony at the Continental Congress, and report thereon, delivered in their Report, which was read and filed.

Ordered, That the said Report be taken into consideration on Friday next.