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Newcastle (Delaware) Committee



In Committee, Newcastle, September 18, 1775.

A Petition from Charles McKinzie, Master of the Ship Peace and Plenty, now lying in this Port — setting forth, that he arrived at this Port, from Belfast, on the 8th inst˙, with passengers; that, since his arrival, all exportation from this Continent has been stopped, except from this Government, New-York, North-Carolina, and Georgia; and praying permission to take in a cargo for a foreign Port, which he could do without contravening the Association of the Continental Congress, and thereby prevent a great loss, by returning in ballast only — was by order read.

Resolved, unanimously, That the said Petition be rejected; but that the said Charles McKinzie be permitted to supply himself with such Provisions and Stores as may be necessary for the Ship' s crew, on their passage to any other Port, under the inspection of the Committee of Observation for Newcastle Hundred.

JAMES BOOTH, Secretary.