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Committee to Draw Up an Account


Agreeable to a Resolve of yesterday, the following Members met this evening:

James Biddle, Chairman, JohnCadwallader, John Nixon, George Clymer, Samuel Howell, Owen Biddle, Thomas Wharton, Junior.

The following Resolve of Assembly was handed this Board by Samuel Howell, Esquire:

"In Assembly, May 28, 1776.

"On motion, Resolved, That the Committee of Safety be directed to lay before this House, as soon as possible, an account of the preparations of every kind already made or now making by them for the defence of this Colony.

"Extract from the Minutes:

"PETER EVANS, Clerk of Assembly."

Resolved, That Mr˙ Wharton and Mr˙ Mease be a Committee to draw up an account of the Military preparations in this Province, in order to its being laid before the Assembly, agreeably to their Resolve of this day.