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Die Veneris, 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙, January 12, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Pierre Van Cortlandt, Esq˙, Chairman, Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Scott, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Clarke, Colonel Brasher, Mr˙ Brewster, Mr˙ Sands.

A Letter from Egbert Benson, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee of Dutchess County, was read and filed, and is in the Swords following, to wit:

(Letter not entered.)

A Bond of Cornelius Atherton and Brinton Paine, to Colonel Alexander McDougall and Peter T˙ Curtenius, in the penal sum of seven hundred Pounds, dated the 20th day of December last, and conditioned that the said Cornelius Atherton will fulfil his Contract made with the obligee, on behalf of this Congress, on the 23d day of November last. For the making and delivery of a certain number of Muskets &c˙, was read and filed.

A Bond of the said Cornelius Atherton, and of John Chamberlaine, to the said obligees, and of the like tenour, date, sum, and condition of the Bond above recited, was read and filed.

Thereupon, Ordered, That the Secretary deliver to Colonel McDougall and Colonel Curtenius a certified copy of the Order of the Provincial Congress of this Colony on their Treasurer, made and passed on the 15th day of December last, for the sum of three hundred and fifty Pounds, which was to be advanced to the said Cornelius Atherton, when proper security was given to fulfil his Contract; and that the Secretary also give, therewith, a Certificate that the said Bonds are filed with him, that Colonel McDougall and Colonel Curtenius, or their order, may be enabled to receive of the Treasurer, as well the moneys by Comfort-Sand' s at their request, as the residue of the moneys now to be advanced, amounting, in the whole, to the sum of three hundred and fifty Pounds, agreeable to the said Order of the Provincial Congress.