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August 5th


Saturday, August 5, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety: Present —

Benj˙ Franklin, Robert White, Richard Reiley, Owen Biddle, Daniel Roberdeau, George Gray, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Andrew Allen:

Mr˙ Owen Biddle presented to this Board, from Mr˙ Robert Smith, a model of a Machine for lowering and raising Ballast into and out of the Chevaux-de-Frise, to be sunk in this river; for which Mr˙ Biddle is desired to return to Mr˙ Smith the thanks of this Board.