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Commissioners of the Northern Department


Tuesday, July 18, 1775.

Met according to adjournment.

The Committee appointed to confer with Mr˙ Kirkland brought in their Report; which being taken into consideration,

Resolved, That there be, and there is hereby allowed to the Rev˙ Mr˙ Samuel Kirkland, three hundred Dollars, to discharge the expenses he has been at among the Indians


of the Six Nations, to defray the expenses of his journey from and to the Oneida Country, and that he receive the same out of the Continental Treasury.

And it is hereby recommended to the Commissioners of the Northern Department, to employ the said Mr˙ Kirkland among the Indians of the Six Nations, in order to secure their friendship, and to continue them in a state of neutrality with respect to the present controversy between Great Britain and these Colonies.