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James Clinton


Thursday morning, October 10, 1776.

The Committee met.

Present: *Colonel P˙ R˙ Livingston, President, *Mr˙ Wm˙ Harper, Doctor Crane, Colonel Cortlandt, Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Paris, *Mr˙ Confine, *Mr˙ Dunscombe, Mr˙ Stephens, Mr˙ Adgate, Mr˙ Newkirk, Colonel Allison,*Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Mills, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Mr˙ Roosevelt.

The Letter from General James Clinton, of the 3d instant, relative to £27 11s˙ 2d˙ by him deducted from the pay of Captain Robert Johnson' s Company, pursuant to an order of the Provincial Congress at New-York for the like sum paid to Edward William Keirs, as expenses accrued by the apprehending of thirteen Deserters; and on reading the certificate of John Price, Jun˙, Assistant Paymaster, dated the 18th June last, that the sum of £34 13s˙ 4d˙, for the pay of thirteen Deserters for one month, was deducted from the pay of the said Company, and remained in the Paymaster' s hands,

Ordered, That Brigadier-General James Clinton do pay to the said Robert Johnson the sum of £27 11s˙ 2d˙, by him deducted, and that the said sum of £27 11s˙ 2d˙, disbursed by the late Congress of this State for the apprehending the said Deserters from the Continental Army, be charged to the Continent, as being retained in the hands of the Continental Paymaster.