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Committee Appointed to Consider


Two Memorials, one from Samuel Shoemaker, the other from James and Drinker, merchants of this City, respecting some cargoes purchased by them, and intended for Newfoundland, but which are stopped by the Committee of this City, were laid before the Congress and read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider what Posts are necessary to be occupied in the Colony of New-York, and by what number of Troops it will be necessary they should be guarded.

Upon motion, Resolved, That Mr˙ Washington, Mr˙ Lynch, Mr˙ S˙ Adams, and the Delegates from New-York, be the Committee for the above service, and that they be desired to report as speedily as possible.

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into consideration the state of America.

Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow.