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July 6


Saturday, July 6, 1776.

A Letter of the 5th, from the Convention of New-Jersey, was received and read.

The Board of War brought in a Report, which was taken into consideration;

Whereupon, Resolved, That Carpenter Wharton be appointed Commissary to supply with Rations the Militia who are immediately to march from Pennsylvania to New-Jersey, until the Commissary-General shall order otherwise:


That William Sherman, Jun˙, be appointed Paymaster of Colonel Warner' s Regiment:

That Major Rogers be sent to New-Hampshire, to be disposed of as the Government of that State shall judge best.

Sundry Letters were received and read, viz:

One from General Washington, of the 4th and 5th July;

One of the 1st, from General Schuyler to General Washington; and

One of the 24th of June, from Brigadier-General Sullivan to General Schuyler:

Resolved, That the same be referred to the Board of War.

Resolved, That the Agents in Massachusetts-Bay and Rhode-Island be directed to send the Arms taken out of the Scotch Transports to General Washington, at New-York.

Resolved, That a copy of a Letter received from T˙ Green be forwarded to General Washington, and that he be desired to send for such parts of the Stores therein mentioned, as he shall think proper.

Application being made by William Kelsay, who has raised a Company in New-Jersey, for a sum of Money to defray the expenses of said Company to New-York:

Ordered, That Mr˙ Mease advance one month' s Pay to Captain Kelsay, for the use of his Company; he to be accountable.

The Congress proceeded to the election of Members for the Committee on Indian Affairs, in the room of those absent; and, the ballots being taken, Mr˙ Jefferson, Mr˙ P˙ Livingston, and Mr˙ Huntingdon, were chosen.

Resolved, That Mr˙ Floyd, Mr˙ Rodney, and Mr˙ Clark, be added to the Committee to inquire into the miscarriages in Canada.

Resolved, That the Secret Committee be directed to deliver one ton of Powder to the Convention of New-York; they to be accountable:

That General Schuyler be directed to collect and audit the publick Accounts of the late General Montgomery, and to include his pay and the allowance for his table in the adjustment.

The Board of Treasury laid before Congress an Account of James Warren, Esq˙, late Paymaster-General of the United Colonies:

Whereupon, Resolved, That the following allowances be made, viz:

For Assistants from 27th July, 1775, to 4th May, 1776, the sum of 276 Dollars:

For sundry articles purchased for the use of the Office in New-York, 3 Dollars and 49-72 parts of a Dollar:

For Horse hire to William Wynthrop, Esq˙, and for his attendance and expenses in Philadelphia, 100 Dollars.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Warren pay the balance in his hands to Ebenezer Hancock, Esq˙, Deputy Paymaster-General for the Eastern Department.

Adjourned to nine o' clock, on Monday.