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3 o' clock, P˙ M˙, Die Lunae, January 8, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Pierre Van Cortlandt, Esquire, Chairman, Mr˙ McDougall, Mr˙ Brewster, Mr˙ Clarke, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Spooner, Mr˙ Scott, Mr˙ Sands.

Whereas, Mr˙ Isaac Governeur has imported into this Colony four hundred and sixty-five quarter-casks, contain one hundred and sixteen hundred weight and twenty-five pounds of Gunpowder, and by Mr˙ William Cannon, his consignatory, sold the same to this Committee for publick use; and whereas, the honourable the Continental Congress, by their resolve of the 15th day of July last past, that every vessel importing Gunpowder, within nine months from the date thereof, shall be permitted to load and export the produce of those Colonies to the value of such unpowder, and it is thereby recommended to the Committees of the several Provinces to inspect the military stores so imported, and to estimate a generous price for the same according to their goodness, and permit the importer of such Powder to export the value thereof, and no more, in produce of any kind. The Committee having by some of their members and other persons inspected the said Gunpowder, do estimate the same at the value of thirty Pounds, New-York money, per ton, and do hereby permit Mr˙ Isaac Governeur, by Mr˙ William Cannon, his Agent, to export the value thereof at that estimate, to wit: the amount of the sum of three thousand four hundred and eighty-seven pounds ten shillings, New-York money, and no more, in produce of any kind, which he may think proper.