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Eight Brigadier-Generals Chosen


Thursday June 22, 1775.

The Congress met according to adjournment.

The Committee appointed to take into consideration the Queries of the General, and report thereon, brought in their Report; which was read, and considered.

Resolved, That the number of Brigadier-Generals he augmented to eight.

The Congress then proceeded to the choice of the Brigadiers, viz:

Seth Pomeroy, esq˙, first; Richard Montgomery, esq˙,second; David Wooster, Esquire, third; William Heath, esq˙, fourth; Joseph Spencer, esq˙, fifth; John Thomas,esq˙, sixth; John Sullivan, esq˙, seventh; Nathaniel Greene, esq˙, eighth.

Resolved, That the Troops, including the Volunteers, he furnished, with Camp-equipage and Blankets, where necessary, at the Continental expense.

Resolved, That the Officers now in the Army receive their new Commissions through the hands of the General.

Resolved, That a sum not exceeding Two Millions of Spanish milled Dollars be emitted by the Congress, in Bills of Credit, for the defence of America.

Resolved, That the twelve confederated Colonies be pledged for the redemption of the Bills of Credit now directed to be emitted.

Resolved, That the Colony of Pennsylvania raise two more Companies of Riflemen, and that these, with the six before ordered to be raised by them, making eight Companies, be formed into a Battalion, to be commanded by such Field-Officers, Captains, and Lieutenants, as shall be recommended by the Assembly or Convention of the above Colony.

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into consideration the state of America.

Adjourned till to-morrow, nine o' clock.