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An Additional Instruction to the Committee


Wednesday, October 4, 1775.

The Committee of Claims reported that, in their opinion, the following Account ought to be paid:

Account of the Committee of Bedford County, for necessaries furnished to the Company of Riflemen raised therein, amounting to 755 1-3 Dollars, of which sum 128 2-3 Dollars ought to be charged to the Continent, and the remaining sum of 626 2-3 Dollars ought to be charged to Captain Robert Cluggage' s Company, as so much of their pay advanced to them.

Ordered, That the above sum be paid.

Two Members, who undertook to receive and count the Money, for which an Order passed yesterday, to be sent to the Paymaster-General, reported that they found only one hundred and eighty-nine thousand four hundred and sixty-seven Dollars ready in the Treasury, which they received, and have packed up, ready to be sent forward, for which they gave their own receipts, and now return the Order drawn by the President.

An additional Instruction was given to the Committee appointed to confer with the General, which was ordered to be transcribed, and added to the former.

Permission granted for the Sloop Bentham, William Moore, Master, with a parcel of Sea Stores, enumerated, to proceed to South-Carolina.

The Congress then, agreeable to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Commiltee of the Whole, to take into consideration the state of the Trade of the thirteen United Colonies; and after some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Ward reported, from the Committee, that they had taken into consideration the matter referred to them, but not having come to any resolution, desired leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into further consideration the Trade of the B˙ Confederated Colonies. Adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow.