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Agree with James Byers to Cast Six Field-Pieces


Die Mercurii, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, September 20, 1775.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment. Present:

For ORANGE, John Haring, Esq˙, Chairman.

For NEW-YORK, Mr˙ Hallett, Mr˙ Van Zandt, Mr˙ Beekman, Colonel McDougall

For ALBANY, Major Nicoll.

For DUTCHESS, Mr˙ Gilbert Livingston.

For WESTCHESTER, Mr˙ Paulding.

For KING' S, Mr˙ Henry Williams.

For QUEEN' S, Colonel Blackwell.

For SUFFOLK, Mr˙ Foster and Mr˙ Hobart.

For CUMBERLAND, Major Williams.

For CHARLOTTE, Mr˙ Watkins.

Mr˙ Joseph Hallett reported that James Byers is ready to agree to make five Brass Field-Pieces, six-pounders, of good proof, and deliver them, at three Shillings nine Pence per pound.

Resolved, That this Committee does agree with James Byers for five Brass Field-Pieces, six-pounders, to be made of the best metal and full proof, at the rate of three Shillings nine Pence per pound, provided the weight of each Field-Piece does not exceed six hundred and twenty pounds.

And Ordered, That the Captains Rutgers, Tudor, and Dennis, be requested to superintend the proving the said Brass Field-Pieces.