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Resignation of Joseph Fox


Thursday, February 15, 1776.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The Members appointed to wait on the Governour with the message of last night, reported they had delivered the same according to order, and that his Honour was pleased to say he had no business at present to lay before the House.

Mr˙ Hunter and Mr˙ Thompson, Members for Northumberland and Westmorland, this day appearing in the House for the first time since their election, were qualified as usual, and took their seats accordingly.

Mr˙ Speaker acquainting the House that Joseph Fox, Esq˙, had requested leave to resign his office of Barrackmaster, and his resignation being admitted, a Petition from Captain William Masters, of the Northern-Liberties, for the said office was presented to the Chair, read, and

Ordered to lie on the table.

Mr˙ Hillegas produced at the table an Account from Mr˙ Fox, amounting to two hundred and eleven Pounds seventeen Shillings and six Pence, for repairs lately made at the Barracks; which was read by order, and referred to further consideration.