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On reading the said Letter, the Congress agreed to lend or advance to the Deputies of Suffolk County, on their bond, or the bond of those present, four hundred and sixty Pounds.

Whereupon, the said entry of that matter, and order thereon, was read, and agreed to, in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, March 15, 1776.

The Committee of the County of Suffolk having, by letter dated the 1st instant, requested the loan of a sum of money, which they therein say their County will repay as goon as it is in their power to collect the same; and whereas the Provincial Congress of this Colony, by their resolution of the 13th day of March, instant, resolved to advance on loan, out of the Treasury of this Congress to each County Committee, a sum of money not exceeding the sum for that purpose


therein mentioned, and, amongst others, to the Committee of Suffolk County the sum of four hundred and sixty Pounds, payable to the Chairman of the County Committee, or his order; and whereas the Deputies of the said County of Suffolk, for want of such order, have requested that the said sum of four hundred and sixty Pounds may be advanced to them on the bond of Nathaniel Woodhull, John Sloss Hobart, and David Gelston, Esquires, to Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Esquire, Treasurer of this Congress, until such certificate from the County Committee shall be produced to entitle them to have the said bond returned, to which request this Provincial Congress unanimously agrees, and the said bond is executed accordingly:

Therefore, Ordered, That Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Esq˙, Treasurer of this Congress, pay to the said Nathaniel Woodhull, John Sloss Hobart, and David Gelston, or any one or more of them, the sum of four hundred and sixty Pounds, and take a receipt of the pay for the same, and that he receive the Bond before-mentioned for that money, and retain the same until such Certificate as aforesaid from the said County Committee shall be delivered to him in lieu thereof, or until the further order of the Provincial Congress, or of the Committee of Safety.