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Order from the Continental Congress


The following Order was handed this Committee by Mr˙ Mease, which was endorsed by the Chairman, and delivered Messrs˙ Mease and Caldwell:

"Congress — Chamber, December 28, 1775.

"GENTLEMEN: Please to pay to the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania, eight thousand dollars, for the use of the Battalion of Continental Troops in this city, the said Committee to be accountable for the expenditure of the said


sum. I am, gentlemen, your most obedient, humble servant,

"JOHN HANCOCK, President.

"To Michael Hillegas and George Clymer, Esqrs˙, Treasurers."

Colonel Cadwallader and Mr˙ Howell, from the Committee appointed to confer with Morgan Bustead, on the establishment of a Foundry for casting Cannon, report, that Bustead desires further time to consider of the matter.

Therefore, Resolved, That he be desired to attend this Board to-morrow, at eleven o' clock, in order to give his definitive answer, whether he will or will not engage in that service.