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Proceedings of the Connecticut Committee of Safety


Mr˙ Bushnell was here, by request of the Governour and Council, ċ, and gave an account of his Machine, contrived to blow Ships, &c˙; and was asked many questions


about it, &c˙, &c˙, And being retired, on consideration, Voted, That we hold ourselves under obligations of secrecy about it; and his Honour the Deputy-Governour is desired to reward him for his trouble and expenses in coming here, and signify to him that we approve of his plan, and that it will be agreeable to have him proceed to make every necessary preparation and experiment about it, with expectation of proper publick notice and reward.