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Express Despatched to General Schuyler


Tuesday, October 10, 1775.

The Committee of Claims reported the following Accounts as reasonable, and which ought to be paid, viz:

The Account of Du Simitiere, amounting to eight Dollars, for translating the Address of the United Colonies to the Inhabitants of Quebeck.

William Govett' s Account of the expenses of a party of twenty-seven men escorting Powder to Trenton, amounting to 67˙2 Dollars.


David Rittenhouse' s, for thirty-six Cuts for Continental Money, amounting to forty-eight Dollars.

John Thornton' s Account of Provision and Ferriage, for part of Captain Ross' s Company, amounting to ten Dollars.

Christopher Ludwig' s Account, for sundry expenses in forwarding Powder to Ticonderoga, amounting to 41˙2 Dollars.

Ordered, That the said Accounts be paid.

On motion, Resolved, That the Money be sent to General Schuyler, under an escort of four of the Light-Horse.

Adjourned for one hour, eadem die.

Met according to adjournment.

The President reported that he had despatched an express to General Schuyler with £6,364, Pennsylvania Currency, in Silver and Gold, ($16,970 2-3,) with an escort of four of the Light-Horse of this City.

The Committee appointed to prepare an Answer to General Schuyler' s Letters reported a draught; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table for the consideration of the members.

A motion being made relative to the appointment of Officers in the Continental Army, and the same being largely debated, the determination thereon was deferred till to-morrow.

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

Adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow.