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Committee to Forward the Heavy Cannon


The Congress took into consideration the said Resolves of Congress of the 15th instant; and Colonel McDougall informed the Congress that Major-General Lee, in pursuance of the Resolution of Congress for supplying large Ordnance for the service in Canada, requests the following. Ordnance, to wit: Two 24-pounders, six 18-pounders, four 32-pounders; and that these Cannon may be forwarded to Canada with all possible expedition:

Ordered, That Colonel Nicoll, Colonel Palmer, and Mr˙ G˙ Livingston, be a Committee to forward those Cannon, in such manner as they shall think most expeditious; that the said Committee, or such of them as shall proceed with those Cannon, be recommended, and are hereby recommended to the assistance of every Committee in this Colony for any assistance they may want; and the several Committees within this Colony are hereby requested and directed to furnish to those gentlemen, or either of them, who may proceed with those Cannon, Teams of Horses and Oxen, Carts, Wheels, and Carriages, and every other aid they may require.

And the better to enable the gentlemen named above as a Committee to carry the matters above-mentioned into execution:

Ordered, That Peter Van Britgh Livingston, Esq˙, as Treasurer of the Provincial Congress of this Colony, advance to Colonel Francis Nicoll and Colonel Thomas Palmer the sum of six hundred Pounds, on account, for that service.