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Die Jovis, P˙ M˙, May 2, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: William Paulding, Esquire, Chairman.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Scott, Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Evert Bancker, Colonel Lott, Captain Denning.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Colonel Gilbert Drake, Mr˙ Paulding, Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Thomas.
FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ Oothoudt.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Wynkoop, Mr˙ Wisner.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Covenhoven, Colonel Van Brunt.
FOR SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Tredwell.
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Allison, Mr˙ Cuyper.
FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ Bancker.

A Letter from Cornelius D˙ Wynkoop, Esquire, Colonel of the Fourth Regiment of the Continental Troops raising for the defence of this Colony, directed to Dirck Wynkoop, Esquire, was read, and filed. He therein recommends Mr˙ George Graham as Surgeon' s Mate to his Regiment.

A Certificate from the Doctors John Jones and Samuel Bard, dated April 10th, 1776, was also read, and filed. They therein certify that they have attentively examined Mr˙ George Graham respecting his knowledge in Physick and Surgery, and that they find him completely qualified to act as a Surgeon' s Mate.

Thereupon Resolved and Ordered, That George Graham be, and he is hereby, appointed Surgeon' s Mate to the Fourth Regiment of Continental Troops, whereof Cornelius D˙ Wynkoop, Esquire, is Colonel.

Ordered, That Colonel Curtenius supply to any of the Field-Officers of Colonel Clinton' s Regiment, or the order of any one of them, and, in the absence of all the Field-Officers of that Regiment, then to the Captains of that Regiment, respectively, the following articles for the respective Companies of that Regiment, who have not already been supplied, viz: Shoes, Frocks, Bed-Covers, Cartouch-Boxes, Belts, and Gun-Slings, Canteens, Haversacks, and Hose. And that he take receipts of such Field-Officers or Captains, to whom he shall have delivered the same.

Colonel Gilbert Drake having informed this Committee that he is bound, by bond, for seventy Pounds and upwards, payable to William Lownsberry, (one of the persons concerned in spiking the Cannon at King' s Bridge, and who escaped from confinement, and is now supposed to be on board the Asia ship-of-war,) on the 1st day of this instant, (May,) and that Reuben Bloomer had applied to him by letter, signifying that he was authorized by the said Lownsberry to receive the said moneys, and demanding payment thereof,

Ordered, That the said Colonel Drake withhold payment of the said moneys until further order of this Committee, or the Provincial Congress of this Colony. And that Colonel Drake cause a copy of this order to be served on the said Reuben Bloomer.