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Payment of a draft of Jonathan Trumbull, Jun., for two thousand five hundred dollars


Resolved, That the sum of 2,500 Dollars be paid to Mr˙ Abraham Livingston, and charged to the account of Jonathan Trumbull, Jun˙, Esq˙, Deputy Paymaster-General, the same being in full of his draft in favour of the said A˙ Livingston, dated Albany, 14th November, 1776.


An Appeal having been lodged against the sentence passed in the Court of Admiralty for the State of Virginia, on the libel, "Levin Jones, qui tam, &c˙, vs˙ the Sloop Vulcan:"

Resolved, That the hearing and determining the said Appeal be referred to Mr˙ Wythe, Mr˙ Paine, Mr˙ Wilson, Mr˙ Hooper, and Mr˙ Chase.


Resolved, That three Members be added to the Committee appointed to revise the Resolutions relative to Captures:

The Members chosen, Mr˙ Wilson, Mr˙ Hooper, and Mr˙ Chase.

Resolved, That it be recommended to the Legislatures of


the United States, respectively, to pass such laws as will most effectually tend to prevent the counterfeiting or forging of the Tickets of the publick Lottery.

A Letter from Mr˙ Ross, Mr˙ Paca, and Mr˙ Witherspoon, was read, informing that they have appointed an Assistant Quartermaster and Commissary, to provide


for a number of sick, and take care of stores sent to Princeton.

Ordered, That the President inform them that Congress approve of the appointments.

Ordered, That the Board of War, in conjunction with a member of the Council of Safety of Pennsylvania, seize the


person and papers of Monsieur Bonvolour; and having examined him and them, report to Congress.

Resolved, That the Board of War be directed to detain such of the Companies of the German Battalion as have not already marched.

The several matters to this day referred being postponed,

Adjourned to ten o' clock to-morrow.