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November 17, 1775


At a meeting of the Committee of Safety: Present —

Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, Bernard Dougherty, Joseph Reed, Owen Biddle, Anthony Wayne, John Nixon, Robert White, George Clymer, Daniel Roberdeau.

Robert Towers, Commissary, reports his having received two hundred and three pounds of Gunpowder from George Lush, which is made out of Saltpetre purchased by this Board, and that there is seventeen pounds of Saltpetre wasted in refining the one hundred and seventeen pounds received from Yorktown.