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August 2nd


Wednesday, August 2, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety: Present —

Benjamin Franklin, Owen Biddle, Benjamin Bartholomew, Francis Johnson, Richard Reiley, Samuel Morris, Jun˙, Thos˙ Wharton, Jun˙, Robert Morris, Daniel Roberdeau, John Cadwallader, Robert White, George Gray:

Mr˙ Robert Morris reports that he has received Three Thousand Five Hundred Pounds from Mr˙ Peter Reeve, Treasurer of the Wardens of the Fort, for which he has given a receipt to the Board.

Mr˙ George Taylor attended this Board, and offers to make and deliver Cannon Ball, at the rate of twenty Pounds per ton.

Mr˙ Biddle is desired to acquaint Mr˙ Taylor that this Board will inform themselves of the price that Ball may be had at, but think the price he mentions is too high.


Colonel Roberdeau will speak to Mr˙ David Potts, respecting the price that Cannon Ball may be made and delivered at.