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In Committee of Safety, May 11, 1776.

Present: John Nixon, Chairman, Daniel Roberdeau, George Clymer, Henry Wynkoop, George Gray, Samuel Howell, Samuel Morris, Jun˙, Robert White, James Biddle.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on John Nixon, Esq˙, and others, the Committee of Accounts, for sixty Pounds, in favour of Messrs˙ Thomas Richardson and Levi Hollingsworth, which is to be charged to their account, being so much advanced towards their expenses in transporting twenty cannon lent this Province by Congress, now at Rhode-Island.

Thomas Slater, Master, and John Peckham, Mate, of the Brig Betsy, who came from Virginia with said vessel, to the Roebuck man-of-war, and taken by Captain Charles Alexander, commander of the Continental Schooner Wasp, near Newcastle, were, by order of the Board, committed to Jail, there to be kept in safe custody till the further orders of this Committee.

Resolved, That Robert Towers, Commissary, send to Wilmington, by one of the Stage-Boats, Captain Bush or Taylor, three quires of Cannon Cartridge-paper and three hundred weight of Gunpowder, to replace that quantity lent to the Gondolas by the Committee of that County.