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Dr. Paul Spooner added to the Committee of Safety


A Paper, subscribed, containing the Association of all the males in Townshend, in Cumberland County.

Resolved, That the Committee of Safety consist of thirteen members; and that Doctor Paul Spooner be added, to be a member of the Committee of Safety.

The Congress being informed that John Abeel had declared, that William Bayard had informed him and others that the Deputies who compose this Congress had agreed to pay themselves four dollars per day each, while they attend the Congress:

Ordered, That John Abeel attend this Congress at four o' clock this afternoon.

The Congress adjourned till 3 o' clock, P˙ M.

Die Mercurii, 3 ho˙ P˙ M˙, December 20,1775,

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: John Herring, Esq˙, President,pro tem.

For New-York. — Colonel McDougall, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ Ray, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Imlay.

Albany. — Colonel Rensselaer, Captain Cuyler, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Mr˙ Bleecker.

Dutchess. — Mr˙ Humphreys, Mr˙ Schenck.

Ulster. — Mr˙ Wynkoop, Mr˙ Cantine, Mr˙ Palmer.

Orange.—Colonel Hay, Mr˙ Herring, Mr˙ Clarke.

Suffolk.— Captain Wickham, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Gelston.

Westchester. — Doctor Graham, Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Paulding.

Cumberland. — Doctor Spooner.

Tryon. — Mr˙ John Moore.


The Congress took into consideration the case of John Blackler, and thereupon,

Ordered, That he be kept in confinement until the further order of this Congress.

The Congress then took into consideration the necessity and advantage of a small Armed Vessel, to be maintained in the East River or Sound, to prevent persons inimical, to the liberties of the American Colonies supplying the Ministerial Army and Navy with Provisions:

Ordered, That Colonel McDougall and Captain Rutgers be, and hereby are appointed a Committee to purchase a proper Vessel for that purpose, and to have her properly armed and fitted out; and ordered that those gentlemen do not expend on the purchase and outfit of such Vessel more than the sum of six hundred Pounds.