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October 25, 1775


Wednesday, October 25, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety: Present —

Robert Morris, Bernard Dougherty, John Cadwallader, Owen Biddle, James Mease, George Gray, Andrew Allen, Daniel Roberdeau, George Clymer, Alexander Wilcocks, Samuel Miles, James Biddle.

Joseph Fox, Esq˙, a Commissioner of this County, made application to this Board for five hundred Pounds, in order to advance to the Gunsmiths, to forward making the Firelocks for this County.

The Board, taking said application into consideration,

Resolved, That this Board will advance the Commissioners and Assessors the said five hundred Pounds, in order to forward the making the fifteen hundred Firelocks for this County.

An Order was drawn on Robert Morris, in favour of George Havener, for twelve Pounds, for making twelve quarter barrels of Gunpowder which the Board directed to be paid.

Upon application of George Taylor, Esq˙, an Order was drawn on Michael Hillegas, Esq˙, Treasurer of this Board, for two hundred and fifty Pounds, being in part payment for the Cannon Ball made by him under the order of this Board.