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Resolution of the Continental Congress


Monday, February 26, 1776.

Met according to adjournment.

A Resolution of the Continental Congress was received and read, and is in the words following:


"In Congress, February 22, 1776.

"A Delegate from New Jersey, having informed Congress that the Regiment of Militia ordered by the Convention of that Colony, to march to the defence of New York, in consequence of the resolve of Congress of the 12th of this month, were not sufficiently armed, and that they could not be furnished with arms, unless the Congress supplied them; and as this Congress have not arms to spare, those they have being necessary for arming the Battalions in the Continental service:

"Therefore, Resolved, That the march of said Battalion of Militia be countermanded.

"Extract from the Minutes:


Ordered, That the Officers be immediately notified of the above countermand.

Adjourned till three o' clock, in the afternoon.