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Petition of Alexander Robertson


Die Jovis, 4 ho˙ P˙ M˙, August 1, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.

NEW-YORK. — Colonel Lott, General Scott, Mr˙ Van Cortlandt, Major Abed, Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Rutgers, Mr˙ Robt˙ Harper.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ Abm˙ Yates, Mr˙ Adgate.

SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Miller, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Tredwell.

WESTCHESTER. — General Morris, Mr˙ Morris, Mr˙ Mills, Colonel Graham.

ULSTER. — Mr˙ Wisner, Jun˙, Colonel De Witt, Mr˙ Cantine.

DUTCHESS. — Colonel Hoffman, Mr˙ Sackett, Mr˙ Landon.

QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Van Wyck, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Jas˙ Townsend, Mr˙ Saml˙ Townsend.

TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Newkirk.

ORANGE. — Mr˙ Outwater, Mr˙ Little.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Duer, Colonel Williams.

CUMBERLAND. — Mr˙ Sessions, Mr˙ Stephens.

A Petition of Alexander Robertson, Marinus Willett, and Symes, was read. They thereby set forth that Symes is well skilled in the art of extracting Salt from sea water; that they are desirous of setting on foot a proper work for that purpose, and request the encouragement of this Convention, agreeable to their resolution for that purpose.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Morris and Mr˙ Harper be a Committee to examine Mr˙ Symes relative to his knowledge in the art of extracting Salt from sea water, and that they report with all convenient speed.