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Die Veneris, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, September 1, 1775.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment. No prayers. Present:

Nathaniel Woodhull, Esq˙, President pro tempore.

Ordered, That Gabriel W˙ Ludlow be requested and empowered to deal out the Powder lately received in this City, according to the directions of this Congress or the Committee of Safety, and to keep accounts of the distribution thereof.

An Estimate or Account from Abraham Lott, Esq˙, Agent Victualler for His Majesty' s Ships in this Port, was read; and Mr˙ Lott, being so indisposed as to be confined to his house, by one of the Secretaries requested a conference with some Member or Members of this Congress.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Clarkson, Mr˙ Walton, and Mr˙ Sears, be a Committee to confer with Abraham Lott, Esq˙, and also to report to this Congress on the Letter of Mr˙ Lott, requesting to permit the Ship Asia' s Boats to get Beer and Water at Brooklyn, and also on the quantities of Provisions proper to be supplied to said Ship.

Ordered, That Colonel McDougall have one hundred weight of Gunpowder, for the use of the Troops under his command; and that Mr˙ Gabriel W˙ Ludlow be requested to let the same be delivered to him.

Ordered, That Alexander Bell and his Examination, and the Notes or Memorandums found on Bell, be delivered over to the City Committee; and that the Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the Committee be informed that the said Alexander Bell is confined in the Barracks.

The Committee appointed to confer with Abraham Lott, Esq˙, agent for victualling His Majesty' s Ships, reported that they had conferred with him, and are of opinion, that the best method of supplying the said Ship with Beer and Water is to let her be supplied from Brooklyn Ferry with Beer and Water, as usual; and that she be supplied with Provisions weekly, agreeable to the Order of this Congress.

Resolved, therefore, That the said Ship have leave to be supplied with Beer and Water from Brooklyn Ferry, as usual; and that they be supplied with Provisions weekly, agreeable to the former Resolutions of this House.

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