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Letter from the Commissioners of the Navy Board


A Letter from Edward Blake, Esquire, addressed to the House, was laid before them, and read in the following words:

"October 9th, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: The Commissioners of the Navy Board, on inquiry, find that a Captain is wanted for the Brigantine Comet. They beg leave to recommend Captain Stephen Seymour and Captain Edward Allen as fit persons for the Legislature to make choice of.

"EDWARD BLAKE, First Commissioner."

Resolved, That this House will proceed to ballot, jointly with the honourable the Legislative Council, for a Captain of the Brigantine Comet.

Ordered, That the attendance of the members of the


Legislative Council in this House be desired, to join in balloting for a Captain of the Brigantine Comet.