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Samuel Franklin Permitted to go on Board the Ship Phenix


Die Sabbati 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙, February 24, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Smith, Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Van Zandt, Mr˙ E˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Roosevelt, Captain Rutgers, Captain Denning, Mr˙ Rutgers.
FOR ALBANY. General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Abraham Yates,Mr˙ Gansevoort, Colonel Nicoll.
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Hobart, Mr˙ L' Hommedieu, Mr˙ Gelston.
FOR ORANGE. — Mr˙ Herring, Mr˙ Clowes, Colonel Allison. FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Rhea, Mr˙ Lefever, Colonel Palmer.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Colonel Ten Broeck, Mr˙ G˙ Livingston.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Thomas, Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Paulding.
FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ Adrian Bancker.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore,
FOR CUMBERLAND. — Major W˙ Williams.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Colonel J˙ Williams.

Samuel Franklin informed Congress that the Ship Sally is to be sent to Boston in a few days, and requests permission from this Congress to send John Hastier in the said ship to Boston, in order to make application to the Admiral for her discharge, and, in the interim, to take care of the said ship. Mr˙ Franklin further requests that the said John Hastier may be permitted to take with him for his subsistence; one barrel of salt provisions, one cask of bread, one barrel of flour, one quarter of fresh beef, a few gallons of rum or spirits, and a few pounds of chocolate; and that he, Mr˙ Franklin, be permitted to go on board of his Majesty' s Ship Phenix to speak with Captain Parker relative to the said Ship Sally.

Ordered, That John Hastier be, and he is hereby, permitted to go on board of the Ship Sally, belonging to Samuel Franklin, and lately seized by Captain Parker; and further, that the said John Hastier be permitted to go passenger in the said Ship to Boston, and take with him, for his subsistence, the following stores, to wit: One barrel of


salt Provisions, one cask of Bread, one barrel of Flour, one quarter of fresh Beef, a few gallons of Rum, and a few pounds of Chocolate; and,

Ordered, That Samuel franklin be permitted to go on board of his Majesty' s Ship Phenix, to speak with Captain Parker relative to the said Ship.