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Committee of Supplies authorized to procure Fire-Arms and Bayonets


Sunday, May 7, 1775.

Resolved, That the Committee of Supplies be, and they are hereby empowered and directed to procure at Connecticut, Rhode-Island, New-York, or any other Colony on the Continent, such a number of Fire-Arms and Bayonets for the use of this Colony, as they shall think necessary.

The Committee appointed to make application to the Committee of Supplies, to know what; number of Fire-Arms they had procured, reported verbally, that they had not procured any.

On an application made to this Congress by Captain Benjamin Dunning, of Harpswell, for Powder, this Congress passed the following Resolve, viz:


Whereas the District of Harpswell, in the County of Cumberland, lies exposed to the ravages of the enemies, and is unprovided with a supply of Powder: therefore,

Resolved, That it be recommended to the Selectmen of the Town of Haverhill, that they deliver to Captain Nehemiah Curtis and Mr˙ Benjamin Dunning, for the use of the said District of Harpswell, one barrel of Powder, they paying for the same; which shall be replaced (if needed) as soon as the Colony Magazine can be supplied.

Adjourned to twelve o' clock this day.

Met at twelve o' clock, and adjourned to four o' clock, P˙M.

Met at four o' clock, and adjourned until to-morrow morning, nine o' clock.