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March 19


In Committee of Safety, March 19, 1776.

Present: John Nixon, Chairman, John Cadwallader, George Clymer, Daniel Roberdeau, Samuel Howell, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Owen Biddle.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on John M˙ Nesbitt, Esq˙, in favour of Charles Alexander, for one hundred and fifty Pounds, being so much advanced him for recruiting Seamen to be employed in the Naval Armaments of this Province.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on Messrs˙ John Nixon and others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of Captain Francis Wade, for three hundred and fifty Pounds.

Upon application of the Commissioners of Lancaster County, for a sum of Money towards the payment of Arms and Accoutrements making in that County, for the use of this Province, by order of the Board an Order was drawn on Michael Hillegas, Esquire, Treasurer, for three hundred Pounds, in favour of William Bowman, one of the said Commissioners, for the purposes aforesaid.

Resolved, That Robert Towers, Commissary, deliver to Captain Loxley, for the use of his Artillery Company, what necessaries he may want to complete his Company for actual service.

Resolved, That the wages of the Pilots employed in the service of this Province be ten Pounds per month, to commence the 21st, and continue for one month.

Resolved, That John Hennessey, Lieutenant of one of the Armed Boats, be appointed First Lieutenant to the Floating Battery.

Resolved, That William Bradford be desired to print one thousand of the Rules, Regulations, and Articles of Association, agreeable to a resolve of the Assembly.