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Report of Committee on Petition of John Goodrich


Tuesday, January 16, 1776.

Mr˙ Mercer, from the Committee to whom the Petition of John Goodrich, for himself and partners, was referred, reported, that it appeared to the Committee that the Sloop Dorothy arrived in this Colony from Antigua, and was taken by Captain Barron on her way to Norfolk, and carried into Hampton; that it appeared to them, that the contract made with the Commissary of Stores, for the purchase of sundry goods, hath been complied with on behalf of the Petitioners, and that there is now due to them one thousand and ninety-eight Pounds current money; and that they had come to the following Resolution thereupon, which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk' s table, where the same was again twice read, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the said sum of one thousand and ninety-eight Pounds ought to be retained until the money furnished the said John Goodrich by this Colony for the purchase of Gunpowder be fairly and fully accounted for; and that the said Sloop Dorothy ought to be delivered to the owners.