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Die Martis, 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙, April 30, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: William Paulding, Esquire, Chairman.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Scott, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Evert Bancker, Captain Denning.
FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ Oothoudt.
FOR ORANGE. — Mr˙ Cuyper.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Leffertse.
FOR SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Tredwell.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Paulding.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Wynkoop.

Mr˙ Abed, Deputy Chairman of the General Committee of the City of New-York, attended, and was admitted. He informed that a number of Fire-Arms, formerly belonging to the Troops under the command of Captain Clark, are at Captain Clark' s house.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Scott call on Mr˙ Clark, and make inquiry as to those Arms.

Mr˙ Abed further informed that, by the unanimous consent and request of the Committee, he was directed to inform the Committee of Safety that Mr˙ Robert Ray has had the management, inspection, and direction of all Permits to Vessels permitted to export; and that the General Committee request that, in the establishment of a Custom-House, Mr˙ Ray may be thought of as an officer.

Major Malcom, Captain Wool, and Mr˙ Blake, of the Second Battalion, attending, were admitted. Major Malcom informed the Committee that, by the resignation of several Officers, and the consequent promotion of other gentlemen in their places, new Commissions are become necessary for most of the Officers of the said Battalion; that he and the gentlemen with him were sent to request of the Committee the said Commissions. Major Malcom further informed that the Officers of that Regiment have, amongst themselves, thought of such persons as would be agreeable to them for Field-Officers; that the Regiment are fully sensible that the right of nomination of Field-Officers belongs to this Committee, and not to the Regiment, but that the Officers of the Regiment, notwithstanding, request to know whether it will be agreeable that they should mention in their Return, by way of recommendation, the names of those gentlemen who would be agreeable to the Regiment for Field-Officers.

The Committee informed Major Malcom, and those gentlemen with him, that new Commissions should be made out for the Captains and Subalterns of the said Regiment, when a return of their names and rank should be made to this Committee; and that it would be agreeable to the Committee that the Officers of that Regiment should mention in their Return the names of those gentlemen of whom they approved for their Field-Officers; and that they send their Return to this Committee, by Mr˙ Stoutenburgh, as soon as convenient.