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Treasurer authorized to exchange Continental Bills for hard money for the Canadian expedition


Friday, March 15, 1776.

Present in Council: Honourable Waller Spooner, John Winthrop, Thomas Gushing, John Whelcomb, Jedediah Foster, James Prescott, Eldad Taylor, Charles Chauncy, Michael Farley, Joseph Palmer, Samuel Holten, Jabez Fisher, Moses Gill, John Taylor, Benjamin White, Esquires.

Ordered, That the Committee on Muster-Rolls, in making up the same, be directed to consider the pay of a Second Major at seven Pounds per month.

Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Joseph Miscer, in full for the loss of his Gun at the battle of Bunker' s Hill, the sum of one Pound sixteen Shillings.

Whereas Committees were appointed by this Court, in several Counties in this Colony, to procure subscribers, who should certify under their hands what sum of hard money each subscriber would exchange for Continental Bills, but no Bills have been granted for that purpose:

Therefore Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to each person belonging to either of the Committees aforesaid, such sum or sums as shall appear to the honourable Council that they severally may be able to exchange for hard money; and that the said Committee pay the said hard money to the Treasurer of this Colony, for the use of the Canadian expedition, and take his receipt for the same; they severally to be accountable to this Court.

Resolved, That the Committee on the Rolls be, and they hereby are, directed to make up the Muster-Roll of Captain James Perry' s Company, in Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent' s Regiment, to the 12th of August, for the Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers borne on said Roll; they having received no pay from the Continent before that date, as appears by a Certificate on said Roll from the Colonel.

Adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.