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John Connolly and Allan Cameron committed to Prison


At a special meeting of the Members of this Board, January 3, 1776, in the evening: Present —

John Nixon, Chairman, Robert Morris, Samuel Howell, Anthony Wayne, Thomas Wharton, Owen Biddle, John Montgomery, Daniel Roberdeau, Joseph Reed, Andrew Allen, James Biddle, Samuel Miles, Robert White, Henry Wynkoop, Samuel Morris, Jun˙, James Mease.

Robert Morris, Esq˙, by direction of Congress, delivered the following Resolves to this Board, viz:

"In Congress, January 3, 1776.

"Resolved, That it be recommended to the Committee of Safety for Pennsylvania, to see the Resolutions of Congress, for confining Connolly and his accomplices in safe and close prison, in Philadelphia, till the further orders of Congress, be carried into execution.

"Resolved, That it be recommended to the said Committee to take the examination of said Connolly and his associates.

"Extract from the Minutes:


[John Connolly and Allan Cameron, and their servants, having been brought to this city as persons inimical to the liberties of America, were ordered to be confined in close prison; agreeable thereto the following Commitment was issued: ]

Committee of Safety, January 3, 1776.

[You are required to receive into your custody John Connolly and Allan Cameron, and —, — their servants, ] charged with treasonable practices against America, and keep them safely, without pen, ink, or paper, and from all intercourse with other persons, until discharged by this Board, or the order of the Continental Congress. In which, this shall be your sufficient warrant.

Given under my hand, and by order of the Committee of Safety of the Province of Pennsylvania.

JOHN NIXON, Chairman.

To the Keeper of the Jail of the City of Philadelphia.



[* Original much mutilated.]

[* Original much mutilated.]