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General Schuyler to Have General Prescott Safely and Securely Kept


Tuesday, January 2, 1776.

The Committee of Claims reported, that there is due:

To James Chambers the sum of 25.8 Dollars, for his expenses from Cambridge.

To Judah Alden fifty Dollars, advanced on account of expenses in attending the French gentlemen.

Ordered, That the above be paid. Resolved, That General Schuyler be directed to have Brigadier-General Prescott, lately made prisoner by the Continental Forces in Canada, taken into custody, and


safely and securely kept until the further orders of this Congress.

Resolved, That a copy of the above be sent immediately to General Schuyler, and that the General be informed by letter of the reasons which induced the Congress to give such orders.

The Committee of Claims reported that they have had under consideration Mr˙ Egbert Dumond' s account of expenses in bringing the Prisoners, taken at St˙ John' s, from Kingston, in New-York Government, to Lancaster, in Pennsylvania, and are of opinion that there is due to Egbert Dumond the sum of 2,326.2 Dollars.

Ordered, That the same be paid.

The Congress took into consideration the Report of the Committee on the Petition of Captains Paddock and Coffin, and after debate,

Resolved, That the prayer of said Petition be not granted.

The Committee on the state of New-York brought in their Report, which was read.

The Report of Captain Motte, with regard to the disposition of the Officers taken prisoners at St˙ John' s, was laid before Congress, and read.