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Emission of Paper Currency


Die Lunae, 3 ho˙ P˙ M˙, March 4, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Roosevelt, Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Van Zandt, Mr˙ Hallett, Mr˙ Rutgers, Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Stoutenburgh, Colonel Lott, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Prince, Captain Denning, Colonel McDougall.
FOR ALBANY. — General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Yates, Colonel Nicott, (on service.)
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Gelston, Mr˙ Hobart.
FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ A˙ Bancker.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Rhea, Mr˙ Lefever, Colonel Palmer, (on service.)
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Colonel G˙ Drake, Major Lockwood.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Colonel M˙ Graham, Colonel P˙ Ten Broeck, Mr˙ G˙ Livingston.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Polhemus.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Hay, Colonel Allison.
FOR CUMBERLAND. — Colonel William Williams.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Colonel John Williams.

The Report of the Committee to consider of and report a plan for a further emission of Paper Currency, was taken into further consideration, and read; and, being again read paragraph by paragraph, was in many instances altered and amended, and, those amendments agreed to, it was ordered to remain for further consideration until to-morrow morning.

Mr˙ Yates reported that Captain Denning and himself, with the assistance of Dr˙ Treat, had viewed the house on Freshwater-Hill, where John Fowler lately dwelt, with two bams adjoining; that Dr˙ Treat highly approved of the said house and barns for an Hospital; that they had contracted for the said house and barns, &c˙, for the rent of seventy Pounds from the 1st day of May next; the said rent to be paid quarterly to the present tenants, or their order.

This Congress hereby approves of and ratifies the said contract, and assumes the same as the contract of this Congress.