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The House being informed that Mr˙ Jedediah Phipps, of Sherburne, had made important improvements in the manufacture of Saltpetre, and was at the door,

Ordered, That he be admitted on the floor.

He came in accordingly; and having judiciously answered such questions as were put to him, and declared his entire readiness to communicate every discovery he had made,

Ordered, That the Committee who were directed to consider the most effectual method for encouraging the manufacturing of Saltpetre, and reported on the 31st ult˙, be directed to sit again on that business, and report if any further order is necessary to be taken thereon.

Ordered, That Colonel Orne be of the Committee for the purpose above mentioned, in the room of Mr˙ Phillips.