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Commissions for Sundry Officers Ordered


Die Jovis, 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙, February 29, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Colonel Lott, Mr˙ Prince, Mr˙ Rutgers, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ Denning, Mr˙ J˙ Van Cortlandt.
FOR ALBANY. — General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Yates, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Colonel Nicoll, (on service.)
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Rhea, Mr˙ Lefever, Colonel Palmer, (on service.)
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Gelston.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Colonel P˙ Ten Broeck, Major R˙ G˙ Livingston, Major Schenck.
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Allison.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Ward, Dr˙ Graham.
FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ Adrian Bancker.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Vanderbilt, Mr˙ Covenhoven.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Colonel John Williams.
FOR CUMBERLAND. — Colonel W˙ Williams.

"Return of Officers to fill up several vacancies occasioned by promotions in the Florida and Warwick Regiments, subscribed by John Hathorn, Chairman, dated at Goshen, the 28th instant, was read and filed.

They thereby return for Officers in the late Captain Henry Wisner' s Company: Abraham Dolson for Captain; Henry Bartolf, First Lieutenant; John Hopper, Second Lieutenant; and Matthias, Dolson, Ensign.

In Captain Nathaniel Elmore' s Company: John Sayre, First Lieutenant; John Kennedy, Second Lieutenant.

And in the late Captain Charles Beardsley' s Company: John Minthorn, Captain; Nathaniel Ketchum; First Lieutenant; George Vance, Second Lieutenant; and John Benedict, Ensign.

Ordered, Thai Commissions issue for those gentlemen.

Colonel John Williams applied for blank Commissions for three Companies of Minute-men in Charlotte County, to be transmitted to the County Committee of Charlotte County.

Ordered, That the Commissions for three Companies, signed and attested, and otherwise blank, be delivered to


Colonel John Williams, to be transmitted to the said County Committee.

Francis Lewis, Esq˙, from the Continental Congress, came into Congress, and informed them that a quantity of Gunpowder at Brunswick is to be forwarded to General Washington. That he had given order to have it forwarded to Paulus-Hook.

Mr˙ King, who came with the Powder, came into Congress. Mr˙ Lewis and Mr˙ King informed that there was great difficulty in obtaining Wagons, and that Mr˙ Dennis was of opinion that it might be safely sent by water to Brown' s Ferry.

This Congress is of opinion that Mr˙ King should return and get the Powder forwarded, and that this Congress should not give any order about the Powder in Jersey, until it arrives at Paulus-Hook.

Ordered, That Mr˙ John Van Cortlandt and Mr˙ Prince be a Committee to procure Wagons to carry the said Powder forward.

The Members were charged from the Chair to keep this matter about the Gunpowder secret.