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Virginia Committee of Safety



At a meeting of the Committee of Safety, in the Town of Richmond, the 26th day of August, 1775:

Ordered, That the Chairmen of the several Committees in this Colony do deliver the publick Arms to be by them collected, pursuant to an Ordinance of Convention, to the Captains who shall be appointed to command the Companies of Regular Troops to be raised from their respective Districts, taking their receipts for the same; and that the said Captains take proper measures for their safe conveyance to the place of rendezvous.

And it is further Ordered, That the said Chairmen do respectively correspond with the President of this Committee, informing him of their progress in the Minute service, and when they shall have completed each the number of Regulars required from their respective Districts.

August 26, 1775.

The Committee of Safety, at a meeting appointed at Hanover Town, on the 18th of next month, intend to proceed to the choice of all Officers within their appointment, particularly a Commissary of Provisions, or Contractors for each of the Regiments to be raised pursuant to an Ordinance of Convention, previous to which, all persons inclined to contract, or to be appointed Commissary, are desired to send their proposals, in writing, to Edmund Pendleton, Esq˙, President of the Committee, enclosed and sealed, At the same time the Committee will be ready to deliver the Commissions, and administer the Oaths to the Field-Officers of the Regulars chosen by the Convention; and all Captains and Subalterns who maybe chosen by the District Committees are also to attend, to receive Warrants for the Money necessary in recruiting, and their Instructions. By order of the Committee: