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In Committee of Safety, March 8, 1776.

Present: John Nixon, Chairman, George Clymer, John Cadwallader, Daniel Roberdeau, James Biddle, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Owen Riddle.

It being represented by the Commodore that Pilot-Boats can be employed to more advantage in sounding the channel at Reedy-Point than the Armed Boats, and that he can employ skilful persons to effect that service, without sending any of the Officers of the Boats,

It is Resolved, That the Commodore hire Pilot-Boats, and employ such skilful and trusty persons to do the business as he shall judge proper, and send them down immediately.