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Emanuel Eyres Directed to Build a Boat


Monday, July 10, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety. Present: Benjamin Franklin, Francis Johnson, Anthony Wayne, Robert Morris, Robert White, Daniel Roberdeau, John Cadwalader, Samuel Morris, Jr˙, George Gray:

On application being made by Colonel Roberdeau and Colonel Cadwalader, that this Board would take under consideration the expenses incurred by the Officers of the Association; and the Board not finding themselves sufficiently empowered,

Resolved, That the same be earnestly recommended to the consideration of the Commissioners and Assessors of the several Counties of this Province.

Resolved, That Emanuel Eyres immediately build a Boat agreeable to the model produced by him this day.