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Meeting of the Governour and Committee of War for Connecticut


Saturday, June 17, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee at Lebanon, called by his Honour the Governour:

Present, his Honour the Governour; the Honourable Deputy Governour Griswold; Jabez Huntinston, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Nathaniel Wales, Jedediah Elderkin, Joshua West, Benjamin Huntington, Esquires.

The Governour laid before this Committee sundry


letters received since the last meeting, from the President of the Continental Congress; from our Delegates at said Congress; from Generals Spencer, Putnam, &c˙, &c˙; requesting a further supply of Powder at the camp near Boston, that Colonel Parsons' s Regiment be sent there, &c.

On motion by me for advice about the price of Gun-Locks proposed to be made by Uri Hanks, of Mansfield, and shewing one of them, &c˙, for which he demands twelve shillings each, &c. And advised and Voted, That if they cannot be had for less, that I engage them at that price, i˙e˙ fifty proposed to be made by the time, &c.

On motion, Voted and Ordered, The remaining six companies of Colonel Parsons' s Regiment, now at New-London, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Tyler, march forthwith, and join the camp near Boston, supplied with ammunition, &c˙, as others have been, and directed Mr˙ Shaw (who was present) to supply them accordingly out of the Colony Stores in his hands.

On motion, Voted and desired, Mr˙ Shaw (present) to use his best endeavours to procure the quantity of Powder heretofore ordered, and where it may be had, at the risk of the Colony, and to lay in his account.

A motion for sending more Powder to the Army near Boston, had been made and was negatived; was resumed; and, on reconsideration,

Voted and Ordered, That ten whole barrels more be sent to the care of Generals Spencer and Putnam; and Col˙ Jabez Huntington directed to send it from Norwich.

Many things discussed, &c˙, and it being near night, adjourned to Monday next, nine o' clock, A˙ M.