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William Powell' s request for permission to go on board Captain Parker' s Ship, the Phenix, rejected


A certain William Powell sent a Letter to the Committee requesting a permit to go on board Captain Parser' s ship, the Phenix, to solicit his consent to proceed to sea, that he may go to the West-Indies.

The Committee refused to give him a permit.

Otto Parisien brought to the Committee a sample of Lead extracted from the Ore lately brought to this city by John McDonald. He also delivered in a Memorandum, which was filed, in which he says that the said Ore yields at the rate of sixty weight of Lead and half an ounce of Silver, from one hundred weight of Ore.

Die Mercurii, 4to ho˙ P˙ M˙, March 20, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Joseph Hallett, Esq˙, Chairman.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Hallett, Mr˙ Scott, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ Cortlandt, Mr˙ Sands, Colonel Lott.

FOR SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Gelston.


FOR DUTCHESS. — Colonel Morris Graham.
FOR CUMBERLAND. — Colonel William Williams.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Cantine.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Polhemus.
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Allison.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.

Captain Caleb Bruen attending, was admitted. He informed the Committee that the Company of Artificers from New-Jersey, under his command, were ordered to King' s County; that they stand in need of sundry Barrack Furniture, and that the Barrackmaster and Commissary Curtenius refused to supply him therewith without an order from this Committee:

Thereupon Ordered, That Colonel Curtenius deliver to Captain Caleb Bruen, two Iron Pots, eight Straw Beds, two Trammels, two Pails, two Candlesticks, four large wooden Bowls, and four small wooden Bowls, for Captain Bruen' s Company of Artificers from New-Jersey, and take his receipt on Continental account.