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Major Proctor ordered immediately to send forward the detachment of Artillery to Fort Montgomery, Mr. Towers directed to deliver to the Board of War three hundred stand of arms


In Council of Safety, October 26,1776.

Present: Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, David Rittenhouse, Samuel Morris, Sen˙, Frederick Kuhl, Timothy Matlack, Joseph Blewer, Owen Biddle, George Gray, John Bull, Francis Gurney, Samuel C˙ Morris, Frederick Kuhl, James Cannon, William Lyons.

Mr˙ John M˙ Nesbitt was directed to pay Captain John Lightburn £842 5s˙, for eleven hundred and twenty-three bushels of Salt, delivered to Robert Eastburn.

Resolved, That Major Proctor be ordered immediately to send forward the detachment of Artillery to Fort Montgomery, in the State of New-York,, agreeable to a request of Congress, there to remain until further orders from this Council.

Mr˙ Nesbitt was directed to pay Thomas Pryor & Co˙, £520, for four hundred Gun-Locks, delivered to Mr˙ Towers.

Mr˙ Nesbitt to pay Luke Keating £37 16s˙ 3d˙, for five barrels of Pork; to be charged to the Salt Works.

Mr˙ Nesbitt to pay Alexander Boyle for going to Bucks and Chester Counties, to summon Judges and others concerned in the said election, £6 5s.

Mr˙ Towers was directed to deliver Richard Peters, Esq˙, three hundred stand of Arms, for the Board of War.


Mr˙ Powers was directed to deliver John Boggart one quarter cask of Powder, to be by him delivered to the Committee of Inspection and Observation of Bucks County, and by them distributed to the Associators of said County.

Resolved, That the Officers of the three late Provincial Battalions, who have signified their desire to engage in the service on the new establishment, and accordingly are not provided for in the arrangement already made, be directed to repair to Philadelphia, as soon as the situation of the American Army will admit of their absence; and that Major Williams acquaint them with this resolve.

Mr˙ Nesbitt to pay Colonel Henry Geiger £6, for two Rifles, and £16, for six Firelocks, for the use of the Flying Camp.

Mr˙ Towers was directed to deliver Mr˙ Gurney one hundred Swivel-Shot, he paying for the same,

Resolved, That this Board will, on Monday, the fourth day of November next, proceed to appoint Captains and Subalterns in the Eleventh Pennsylvania Battalion, to be commanded by Colonel Richard Humpton.