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Permission for a Vessel to proceed to Foreign parts to procure Powder and Arms for the use of the Province

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Upon application of Mr˙ Thomas Wharton, and of the Committee for improving and procuring Powder, Arms, &c˙, for the use of this Province,

Resolved, That they, the said Committee, direct Mr˙ John Wilcocks, to load the Schooner Polly, Thomas Woodhouse, Master, with the produce of these Colonies, for the purpose of procuring said articles from foreign parts, and that they be furnished with the following Certificate:

In Committee of Safety, Philadelphia, December 5, 1775.

This is to certify, that Mr˙ John Wilcocks has permission to load the Schooner Polly, Thomas Woodhouse, Master, with the produce of these Colonies, the same being for the account of this Province; which permission is granted, agreeable to a Resolve of the honourable Congress of the 26th October last. By order of the Committee:

JOHN NIXON, Chairman.

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