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Committee to Inquire


Information being given, that certain frauds have been attempted in executing contracts for the Continent,


Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed, to inquire into this matter.

The members chosen: Mr˙ Sherman, Mr˙ Lynch, Mr˙ Johnson, Colonel Lee, and Mr˙ S˙ Adams.

Application being made by Mr˙ Jay, in behalf of Lieutenant Hamar, one of the prisoners at Trenton, for leave to reside with Mr˙ Duer, near Saratoga, the same was granted, he to be on the same parole as heretofore, with this variation: not to go farther than twelve miles distant from the place now assigned him.

Application being also made in behalf of Lieutenant Symes, a prisoner now in the Jail of this City, for leave to reside at Trenton, on the same parole as the other Officers there, the same was granted.

Information being given by the Committee of Inspection of this City, that sundry persons have refused to receive in payment or give a currency to the Bills issued by order of this Congress, and also to those emitted by the Assembly of this Province,

Resolved, That the same be referred to a Committee of seven, who are to take the same into consideration, and make report thereon to Congress.

The members chosen: Mr˙ Jay, Dr˙ Franklin, Mr˙ S˙ Adams, Mr˙ Johnson, Mr˙ Wythe, Mr˙ E˙ Rutledge, and Mr˙ Jefferson.

The several matters to this day referred being postponed, and the Orders of the Day renewed,

Adjourned to ten o' clock, to-morrow.