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Proceedings of the Committee for the County of Balitmore


At a meeting of the Committee of Observation on Monday, February 13, 1775:

Present: Samuel Purviance, Chairman, William Spear, William Buchanan, James Sterrett, James Calhoun, George Lindenberger, Benjamin Griffith, John Boyd, Clerk.

The Committee having received a Letter from Joseph Reed, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee of Philadelphia, informing that certain Goods imported since the 1st of December, by way of New-York, addressed to Mr˙ James Jeffries, of this Town, marked J˙ J˙, being seven casks, four bales, and one bundle, were forwarded by Mr˙ Trumbull, of Philadelphia, to said James Jaffrays, who came before this Committee, and made it appear that the Goods were ordered last spring, it was determined that they be set up to sale at first cost and charges, which being done, they were sold to Mr˙ Jeffries at ten Shillings advance on the first cost and charges, and the money paid into the hands of the Treasurer.