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Tuesday, November 21, 1775,

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety: Present — John Nixon, Chairman, George Clymer, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, OwenBiddle, James Cadwallader, Robert White, James Biddle .

Upon application of this Board to the honourable the Assembly, they were pleased to come to the following Resolve, viz:

"Resolved, That in the absence of the President and Vice-President, any seven or more of the Committee of Safety, being met, may choose a Chairman for the time, in place of the President and Vice-President so absent.

"Extract from the Minutes:

"CHAS˙ MOORE, Clerk of Assembly."