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NEW-YORK COMMITTEE.

At a meeting of the General Committee for the City and County of New-York, on Tuesday evening, December 15th, 1775, Present: John Broome, Chairman pro tem.,

Colonel Hyer,
Mr˙ Janeway,
Mr˙ Reade,
Mr˙ Pintard,
Mr˙ Dunscomb,
Mr˙ Stoutenburgh,
Mr˙ Bassett,
Mr˙ Duyckinck,
Mr˙ Roome,
Mr˙ Lott,
Mr˙ Roosevelt,
Colonel Lasher,
Captain Dennis,
Mr˙ Van Zandt,
Mr˙ Gilbert,
Mr˙ Ray,
Mr˙ Banker,
Mr˙ Johnson,
Mr˙ Moore,
Mr˙ Abeel,
Mr˙ Byvanck,
Mr˙ Breasted,
Mr˙ Jay,
Mr˙ John Anthony,
Mr˙ Miller,
Mr˙ Templeton,
Mr˙ T˙ Curtenius,
Mr˙ Mulligan,
Mr˙ Norwood,
Mr˙ Brinkerhoff,
Mr˙ Theop˙ Anthony,
Mr˙ Ray, Jun˙,
Mr˙ Totten,
Mr˙ Low,
Mr˙ Burling,
Mr˙ Phenix,
Mr˙ Ramsey.

The Chairman laid before the Committee a letter from Mathias Williamson, of Elizabethtown, to his son, requesting him to obtain permission from this Committee to send a Chariot to Mr˙ Johnson, in Jamaica, which being read,

Ordered, That the Chairman give permission accordingly.

The Chairman produced an Inventory of a quantity of Provisions, belonging to Mr˙ Daubeny, which were taken by the City Guard, going to Long-Island in order to be conveyed on board the Asia, man-of-war. Mr˙ Daubeny being called in, from his examination it appeared that he had inadvertently attempted to send some necessaries on board the Asia, without the permission of Mr˙ Lott.

The question then being put, whether Mr˙ Daubeny should be dismissed by receiving a reprimand from the Chairman, was carried in the affirmative.

Mr˙ Daubeny being then called, and having received a reprimand from the Chairman,

Ordered, That he be dismissed.

Mr˙ Dunscomb moved that the Secretary enter the names of the members as they voted, on each side of the question, which was unanimously agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

The names of the members as they voted on the question relating to Mr˙ Daubeny:

For the Affirmative.
Mr˙ Reade,
Mr˙ Pintard,
Mr˙ Duyckinck,
Mr˙ Roome,
Colonel Lott,
Captain Dennis,
Mr˙ Ray,
Mr˙ Banker,
Mr˙ Johnson,
Mr˙ Jay,
Mr˙ Miller,
Mr˙ Templeton,
Mr˙ Brinkerhoff,
Mr˙ Theop˙ Anthony,
Mr˙ Totten,
Mr˙ Low,
Mr˙ Ramsey,
Mr˙ Breasted — 18.

For the Negative.
Colonel Hyer,
Mr˙ Janeway,
Mr˙ Dunscomb,
Mr˙ Stoutenburgh,
Mr˙ Bassett,
Mr˙ Roosevelt,
Colonel Lasher,
Mr˙ Van Zandt,
Mr˙ Gilbert,
Mr˙ Abeel,
Mr˙ Byvanck,
Mr˙ John Anthony,
Mr˙ Curtenius,
Mr˙ Mulligan,
Mr˙ Norwood,
Mr˙ Ray, Jun˙,
Mr˙ Burling. — 17.

Whereas, many of the Members of this Committee have hitherto neglected to give their attendance at the stated meetings,

Ordered, therefore, That the Chairman issue his order to the Door-keeper, directing him to apply to every Member who is absent at this time, (excepting those who belong to the Continental or Provincial Congresses, those who have removed out of town, and those who are in the Provincial service,) and obtain a declaration in writing whether they mean to be considered as members of this Board, and engage to attend accordingly; and that the Door-keeper report to the Chairman each written answer, with all convenient speed.

As there are several persons now confined in the Guard-House,

Ordered, That Mr˙ Gilbert and Mr˙ Dunscomb be a Committee to inquire into the offence of the prisoners, procure the evidences' names, and report the same at the next meeting.

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It being suggested to the Committee that one Graham, residing near the North River, has been employed in procuring Provisions, and supplying the Asia, man-of-war, therewith,

Ordered, That William Sloo and Joseph Bauldwin be sent for immediately.

Mr˙ Bauldwin attending, informed the Committee that he well knows this Graham to have purchased large quantities of Provisions, and that he verily believed they were bought for the use of the man-of-war; that Joseph DeGroat and George Anderson carted the Provisions.

William Sloo declares to the above effect, and furthermore says, that one Mrs˙ Haily, in Dey Street, informed him (Sloo) that she was employed by the said Graham to procure a large quantity of Butter; that David Morris, Carpenter, can give some further intelligence.

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