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Lieutenants Bogan and Ball, refusing to sign paroles, are ordered to be sent to Yorktown and confined


In Committee of Safety, July 3, 1776.

Present: Alexander Wilcocks, Chairman, Samuel Howell, James Mease, David Rittenhouse, George Clymer, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, George Gray, James Biddle, John Nixon.

By order of the Board Robert Towers, Commissary, was directed to deliver Mr˙ Kincar eight pieces of Russia Sheeting, for making sails for the Gondola building by Captain Williams.

Captain West was directed to deliver to Commodore Davidson the whole quantity of Ammunition that he now has on board the Ammunition Vessel.

By order of the Board John M˙ Nesbitt, Esq˙, Paymaster, was desired to advance two months' pay to Lieutenant Emmes, of the Fire-Brig.

Lieutenants Bogan and Ball having refused to sign the Paroles prepared for them, agreeable to the Resolves of Congress and by this Board of the 14th ultimo, Colonel Atlee, had directions to order a discreet Officer and suitable Guard to proceed to Germantown and take into custody the said Bogan and Ball, and convey them forthwith to Yorktown, and deliver them to the keeper of the common Jail, provided they still persist in their refusal.

Adjourned to four o' clock.


Four o' clock P˙ M˙ —The following Members met: James Mease, Chairman, Samuel Howell, Alexander Wilcocks, George Gray, John Cadwallader, James Biddle, Owen Biddle, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, David Rittenhouse, John Nixon.

Resolved, That the following articles be procured for the use of this Province, viz: five thousand wooden Canteens, five thousand five hundred Knapsacks.