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Twenty-two hundred pounds of Powder ordered to be sent to General Schuyler


Wednesday, August 9,1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety: Present —

Benjamin Franklin, Owen Biddle, Robert White, Andrew Allen, Daniel Roberdeau, John Cadwallader, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Robert Morris, Anthony Wayne, Samuel Morris, Jun˙, George Gray:


Upon the application of Doctor Franklin to this Board for a quantity of Gunpowder, for the use of the Troops under the command of Colonel Schuyler,

Resolved, That the twenty-two hundred and forty-four and a half pounds of Gunpowder, now in the Magazine, under the care of Mr˙ Robert Towers, be immediately sent; and that a proper team be provided to take said Powder, and to be attended on the road by Thomas Aply, until he receive orders from Colonel Schuyler.

Sundry Letters were read, from York County, concerning the Military Associations, requesting Commissions to be sent for the Officers of that County.

A Letter read from Carlisle, of the 27th July, directed to Michael Hillegas, Esq˙, and signed by John Montgomery, requesting the pattern Gun and Resolves of the Assembly to be sent to the Commissioners and Assessors of Cumberland County.

One other Letter was produced, directed to Mr˙ Hillegas, from Mr˙ Edmonds, of Northampton County, requesting the pattern Muskets, Knapsacks, and Cartridge-Boxes, might be sent for that County.

On motion, it is agreed that this Committee meet in future at nine o' clock in the morning.