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Committee of Brooklyn


Colonel McDougall informed the Congress that a ton of Gunpowder is arrived from Philadelphia, and stored in one of the Magazines, in part payment for the several quantities of Gunpowder advanced and lent by this Colony at sundry times to the Continental service.

Die Solis, P˙ M˙, February 18, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.
FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Scott, Colonel Brasher, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Roosevelt, Mr˙ Van Zandt
. FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ Yates, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Colonel Nicoll, General Ten Broeck.
FOR SOFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Hobart, Mr˙ Wickham, Mr˙ L' Hommedieu.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Dewitt, Mr˙ Lefever, Mr˙ Rhea, Mr˙ Wisner, Jun.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Vanderbilt, Mr˙ Leffertse.
FOR DUTCHESS — Colonel M˙ Graham, Col˙ Ten Broeck, Mr˙ G˙ Livingston.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Doctor Graham, Mr˙ Pauldlng. FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Hay, Colonel Allison.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Doctor Williams.


The Members from King' s County were informed of the message from General Lee, of this day, that one Regiment is on their march from Philadelphia, and may be expected immediately; and that the said Regiment is to be posted on Nassau Island from Wallaboght to Gewanus. The Members of King' s have leave of absence to call together the Committee of Brooklyn, and facilitate the procuring Lodgments for those Troops, in such manner as may be least inconvenient to the inhabitants.

And Ordered, That the said Committee of Brooklyn Township do immediately assemble and provide Lodgments or Quarters for the said Regiment without delay, which they will do in such manner as to be least inconvenient to the inhabitants of Brooklyn Township.

And Ordered, further, That the said Committee inform this Congress to-morrow morning of the particular places, of the Quarters or Lodgments they shall have provided for those Troops.