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John M. Fatridge


In Committee of Safety, April 8, 1776.

Present: Joseph Reed, Chairman, James Mease, John Nixon, Daniel Roberdeau, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Owen Biddle, George Clymer, Samuel Howell, James Biddle.

Resolved, That John M˙ Fatridge be appointed Second Lieutenant to the Floating Battery.

Resolved, That the Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers on board the Floating Battery have the same wages with those of the same rank on board the Provincial Ship-of-War.


Resolved, That Mr˙ Howell and Mr˙ Wharton be a Committee to settle all Accounts of Arms purchased by the Captains of the Companies of Associators of the different Battalions of this Province, agreeable to a Resolve of this Board of the 23d of January last.