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Order of Congress


Monday, January 15, 1776.

In Committee of Safety: Present — John Nixon, Chairman, Samuel Howell, James Biddle, Owen Biddle, George Clymer, Alexander Wilcocks, Joseph Reed, John Cadwallader, Daniel Roberdeau, James Mease.

Mr˙ Mease having delivered an Order of Congress to


this Board, of which the following is a copy, it was, by order of the Board, endorsed by the Chairman, and delivered to Messrs˙ Mease and Caldwell, for the uses therein mentioned, viz:

"Philadelphia, January 11,1776.

"GENTLEMEN: Please to pay to the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania, six thousand dollars for the use of the Battalion in this City, the said Committee to be accountable for the expenditure of said sum,

"I am gentlemen, your most obedient servant,

"JOHN HANCOCK, President.

"Michael Hillegas and George Clymer, Esquires, Treasurers."

By order of the Board, an Order was drawn on Michael Hillegas, Esq˙, in favour of John Nixon, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, and James Mease, the Committee of Accounts, for five thousand pounds, and signed by the Chairman.