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August 1


Tuesday, August 1, 1775.

Ordered, That the Message from the honourable Board, relative to the distressed situation of the Eastern parts of the Colony, be recommitted, and that Mr˙ Greenleaf, Colonel Thompson, and Dr˙ Baylis, be added to the Committee, in room of Colonel Freeman, Major Brooks, and Captain White.

The Committee on the Petition of Charles Miller, Deputy Commissary-General, reported. Read and accepted.

Resolved, That all such Provisions as are damaged, after being legally condemned, shall, by the Commissary, be sold at publick auction, after having given suitable notice of the time and place of the sale of the articles to be disposed of; and the proceeds thereof shall be by him paid to the Receiver-General of the Colony, and take his receipt therefor; and that the Petitioner he served with, a copy of this Resolve by the Secretary.

Sent up for concurrence.

Ordered, That Major Bliss, Colonel Davis, Deacon Rawson, Major Ely, and Captain Thatcher, be a Committee to take into consideration the victualling the Army, and to examine into any supposed deficiencies.

The Committee appointed to consider General Lee' s Letter to the Committee of Supplies, reported. Read, and ordered to lie upon the table.

Ordered, That Captain Ellis, Mr˙ Allen, and Mr˙ Cross, be a Committee to procure the Fire-Arms requested by General Lee for Colonel Nixon' s Regiment, and to engage that payment shall be made for them in forty days.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to take care of the Fire-Arms that were in the hands of the Committee of Safety, be directed to see that they are put into repair immediately.