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Committee appointed, with authority to pay the engagements


May 11, 1775. — The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Taking again into consideration the Petition from the Committee of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia, after some debate,

Ordered, That the Committee of Accounts do examine the Funds of the Province, and report to the House what sum they may immediately draw from thence.

The House adjourned to three o' clock, P˙ M˙,

Three o' clock, P˙ M˙ — The Committee of Accounts reported that, upon examining the Provincial Funds, they find the sum of Two Thousand Pounds at the disposal of the House.

Upon motion,

Resolved, That George Gray, Michael Hillegas, and Charles Humphreys, Esquires, or any two of them, are hereby authorized and empowered to draw orders on Samuel Preston Moore, Esquire, to the amount of Eighteen Hundred Pounds, out of the Interest Money in his hands, and on the Provincial Treasurer for the sum of Two Hundred Pounds, out of the rents of the Province Island, to be disposed of and applied towards discharging certain engagements lately entered into for the publick security.

The House then adjourned to ten o' clock, to-morrow morning.