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Rules and Articles


In Congress, Monday, March 25, 1776.

The Congress met.

And the Journal of yesterday was read.

The Report of the Committee to prepare proper Rules and Articles for the government of the Navy of this Colony, being taken into consideration,

The said Rules were amended, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Secretary do forthwith cause a proper number of copies of the said Rules and Articles to be printed, for the use of the Navy of this Colony.

Resolved, That every Officer who actually keeps a Servant, and does not take a Soldier from the Regiment to wait on him, shall be allowed a ration of Provision for such Servant per day.

Ordered, That Captain Williams, Captain Winn, Mr˙ Loocock, Mr˙ Prince, Colonel Wafford, and Mr˙ Beard, be a Committee to consider and report proper places in the interior parts of the Colony, at which the election of Members of Congress, or of the General Assembly, should be held, where such places are not already appointed, or where those already appointed may be improper or inconvenient; and also, of proper persons to attend and receive the votes of the electors.

Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow.