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Parole of honour of Lord Drummond and Andrew Elliott taken


Thursday, January 4, 1776.

In Committee of Safety: Present — Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, John Nixon, James Mease, John Montgomery, Nicholas Fairlamb, James Biddle, Robert White, Alexander Wilcocks, Owen Biddle, Henry Wynkoop, Anthony Wayne, George Clymer, Joseph Reed, George Gray, Samuel Morris, Jun˙, John Cadwallader, Daniel Roberdeau, Samuel Howell, Thomas Wharton, Samuel Miles, Edward Biddle.

Resolved, That Captain Henry Dougherty order a proper Guard, from the Boats' Crews, to be fixed at the State-


House, over the Artillery and Military Stores, and at the Powder House.

Upon application of Captain Josiah Harmar, for the payment of five Firelocks, purchased by him for the use of his Company, in Colonel Bull' s Battalion, an Order was drawn and signed by the Chairman for sixteen pounds, ten shillings, on Messrs˙ Mease and Caldwell.

On motion, Resolved, That Colonel Cadwallader, Mr˙ Wilcocks, and Mr˙ Reed, wait upon Andrew Elliot, Esq˙, and Lord Drummond, and take their parole of honour, that they will not give any intelligence of, or correspond with any person whatever, on publick affairs, during their stay in this City; and, when they shall leave this place, they will give no information of any facts, which have come to their knowledge while here, of a publick nature, and be prejudicial to the interests of the United Colonies.