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Petition of John Pell


Die Mercurii, 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙ March 6, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Colonel Lott, Mr˙ Rutgers, Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Hallett, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Randell, Mr˙ VanZandt, Colonel McDougall.
FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ A˙ Yates, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Colonel Nicoll, (on service,) General Ten Broeck.
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Gelston, Mr˙ Hobart.
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Hay, Colonel Allison.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Rhea, Mr˙ Lefever, Colonel Palmer, (on service.)
FOR DUTCHESS. — Colonel Ten Broeck, Colonel Morris Graham, Mr˙ Gilbert Livingston, Major Schenck.
FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ A˙ Bancker.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Major Lockwood, Colonel Cortlandt, Mr˙ Thomas, Colonel Gilbert Drake, Colonel Joseph Drake.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Covenhoven, Mr˙ Polhemus.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.
FOR CUMBERLAND. — Colonel William Williams.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Colonel John Williams.

A Member, in behalf of Abraham Livingston, asked leave to take up the floor in the Powder-House, for the purpose of taking out the earth to make Saltpetre.

Agreed, That Mr˙ Livingston have leave when all the Powder is out.

Mr˙ Nicholas Low attended, and informed the Committee that a Vessel was arrived with about fifteen hundred pounds of Gunpowder, consigned to him for sale.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Hallett and Mr˙ Randall be a Committee to agree with Mr˙ Low about the price of said Powder, and purchase the same in behalf of this Congress.

A Petition of John Pell, praying leave to export some Salt to New-Jersey. Rejected unanimously.

Ordered, That Colonel Curtenius furnish a suitable number of wooden Bowls and Spoons to the four Regiments raising in this Colony.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Livingston and Mr˙ Berrien call on the Engineer, and get his directions relative to the Cannon ordered to Canada.