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Andrew Elliot, Collector of the Port of New-York


Mr˙ Van Zandt suggested to the Congress that it is absolutely necessary that Andrew Elliott, Esq˙, Collector of this Colony, have permission to go on board of his Excellency' s Ship, as occasion may require, in order to let the trading vessels of this Colony be despatched, the Governour having refused to sign any papers from the Custom-house unless the Collector is present.

Thereupon, Ordered, That Andrew Elliott, Esq˙, Collector of the Port of New-York, be, and he is hereby, permitted to go on board of his Excellency Governour Tryon' s Ship at any time at his pleasure, until the further pleasure of this Congress, or of the Committee of Safety.

Colonel Peter T˙ Curtenius requested to know to whom he shall deliver the last-made Intrenching Tools.

Ordered, That Mr˙ P˙ T˙ Curtenius inquire if Mr˙ Hugh Hughes has obtained a commission as a Continental Commissary of Artillery Stores; and if he has such Continental commission, that then he deliver the said Intrenching Tools to Mr˙ Hughes; otherwise, that he deliver them to Mr˙ Richard Norwood.

It being suggested to the Congress that his Excellency Governour Tryon is indisposed, and that Dr˙Middleton is his physician,

Ordered, That Doctor Middleton be permitted to go on board of the Ship in which his Excellency resides, at any time, until the further order of this Congress, or of the Committee of Safety.

Mr˙ Abraham Livingston, who was lately appointed a Commissary for a considerable number of Troops, coming into this City, attended, and was admitted into Congress. He informed the Congress, that be has purchased and contracted for Provisions to the amount of twenty-one hundred Pounds.

Therefore, Ordered, That P˙ V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, as Treasurer of the Provincial Congress of this Colony, advance to Abraham Livingston, Esq˙, as Commissary for sundry Continental Troops now in this city, the sum of twenty-one hundred Pounds, on account, and take a receipt for the same.

Mr˙ L' Hommedieu reported that William Richie had contracted with ' Beriah Norton, a Colonel and Commissary of some Provincial Troops stationed at Margin' s Vineyard, to furnish forty barrels of Pork and forty barrels of Beef, with some other articles. That he has obtained a permit from the sub-Committee of the City of New-York, to purchase those articles and charter a vessel. That he has bought the Provisions in Westchester County, and, by reason of a resolve and order of the Committee of Safety, of the 10th instant; prohibiting exportation from thence out of the Colony, he cannot get the Provisions from thence.

Ordered, That Mr˙ William Richie be permitted by the


Committee of Westchester County to transport the said forty barrels of Pork and forty barrels of beef, and no more, out of Westchester County, the resolution of the Committee of Safety of this Colony on the 10th instant to the contrary notwithstanding.