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Resignation of Captain Thomas Read, of the ship Montgomery, accepted, Allan Cameron, at his request, confined in the same room with General McDonald


In Committee of Safety, June 7, 1776.

Present: James Biddle, Chairman, Samuel Miles, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, James Mease, Robert White, George Clymer, Samuel Morris, Jun˙, Samuel Howell, Owen Biddle, John Montgomery.

Captain Thomas Read' s Letter of June 5th was this day read, wherein he desired to resign his command of the Ship Montgomery, having been recommended to the command of a Continental Frigate.

Resolved, That this Board agree to his resignation.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on Michael Hillegas, Esq˙, in favour of Colonel Samuel Miles, or his Order, for £3,000, for the use of the Provincial Battalions; which is directed to be charged to the account of this Board.

Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to deliver to Bedwell & Walter one ton of crude Sulphur for refining.

Upon application of Mr˙ Allan Cameron to be put in the same Room with General McDonald, the Jailer was directed to confine him in that Room if agreeable to the General.

Resolved, That Mr˙ Owen Biddle employ Mr˙ Jacob S˙ Howell to purchase some Tow or Hemp Linen for Bed Cases for the use of the Pest-House, and that he have the same made up, with a Bolster Case to each.

Sachervill Wood exhibited his Account against Congress for supplying the Continental Prisoners confined in the Jail of this County up to this day, amounting to £70 4s˙ 8d˙; which amount was approved of, and signed by the Chairman.