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Resolution Received from the Continental Congress


Friday, November 10, 1775.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr˙ Speaker laid before the House a Resolve from the honourable Continental Congress, which was read by order, and is as follows, viz:

"Resolved, That it be recommended to the Assemblies, Conventions, and Committees of Safety of the thirteen United Colonies, to appoint certain persons within each of the said Colonies, whose business it shall be to employ and set to work as many persons as they may think proper, both to work up such earth as is now fit for making Saltpetre, and to collect together, and place in beds or walls, under sheds, all such earth and composition of materials as are suitable to produce Saltpetre, after being duly exposed to the air, in order to increase the produce of it; and that the Delegates of the respective Colonies be directed to send this Resolve, together with the Resolve of last Session respecting Saltpetre making, to their respective


Colonies, and cause them to be printed and made publick there.

"Extract from the Minutes: