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Committee to Wait on the Governour


Wednesday, September 20, 1775.

Mr˙ Speaker, with the Members present yesterday, met again this morning; and several being still absent, adjourned to four o' clock, P˙ M.

A quorum met pursuant to adjournment.

Ordered, That Mr˙ John Jacobs and Mr˙ Edmonds wait on the Governour, and acquaint him a quorum of the Representatives are met, pursuant to their adjournment, and ready to receive any business his Honour may be pleased to lay before them.

A Remonstrance from the Overseers of the Poor of the City of Philadelphia was presented to the House, and read, setting forth, that the sum of Money granted last year by the then Assembly, for the relief and support of such infirm, sick, and aged neutrals as are still residents among us, is nearly expended for the purposes for which it was granted, as by the Accounts herewith laid before the House will appear; that the Remonstrants therefore think it their duty to inform the honourable House, that there is now a considerable number of the said neutrals, who, from their age, sickness, or infirmities, are rendered incapable of supporting themselves, and must suffer in this lime of general calamity, unless immediate and constant relief is afforded, in such a manner as their particular circumstances may from time to time require; that the Remonstrants therefore request the honourable House will take the premises into consideration and grant such relief as they in their wisdom shall think proper.

Ordered to lie on the table.