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John Griffiths Appointed


Friday, nine o' clock, A˙ M˙, September 8, 1775.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment. Present:

John Haring, Esquire, Chairman, and Commissioner for Orange County.

For ALBANY, Mr˙ Yates.

For DUTCHESS, Mr˙ G˙ Livingston.

For KING' S, Mr˙ Williams, Mr˙ Polhemus.

For TRYON, Mr˙ Sears.

For ULSTER, Mr˙ Roosevelt.

For RICHMOND, Mr˙ Lawrence.

For WESTCHESTER, Mr˙ Paulding.

For CUMBERLAND, Major Williams.

For NEW-YORK, Mr˙ James Beekman, Mr˙ Sears, Mr˙ Roosevelt.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Gabriel W˙ Ludlow deliver to Mr˙ Samuel Tudor one quarter-cask of Gunpowder, for the purpose of proving the brass Field-Pieces made by order of the Provincial Congress, and charge the same to this Committee.

Ordered, That Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Esq˙, as Treasurer of the Provincial Congress of this Colony, pay unto Lieutenant William Crane, of Captain Palmer' s Company, in Colonel Holmes' s Regiment, the sum of thirty Pounds, for the purpose of paying off the Billeting Money, and paying the men under his command, that he may be enabled to join his Regiment; and that the said William Crane do give a receipt to the said Peter Van Brugh Livingston, and an order on the Deputy Paymaster-General, for the repayment of the said sum.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Watkeys, Gunsmith, provide for William Marriner a Musket equal in value to and in lieu of the Musket lent to the Provincial Congress of this Colony by the said William Marriner, as a pattern Musket; and that the said Watkeys charge the same to this Committee or the Provincial Congress.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Hallett be empowered to engage Mr˙ John Griffiths to go to the neighbourhood of Goshen, or any other part of this Colony, and examine into the nature of the Lead Mines there, and that he return and make report to this Committee with all convenient speed; and that this Committee will provide for the payment of his services.