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Sept. 27


Wednesday, September 27, 1775

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety: Present —

Benjamin Franklin, John Cadwallader, Samuel Hunter, Bernard Dougherty, John Montgomery, Michael Swoope, Daniel Roberdeau, Owen Biddle, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Andrew Allen, Anthony Wayne, George Ross.

Resolved, That Mr˙ Towers, Commissary, alter the Cartridges that he has made for the Cannon, by decreasing the quantity of Powder to one-fourth the weight of the Ball; and the Cartridges made for the Field-Pieces to be decreased to one-fifth or one-sixth the weight of the Ball, according to the strength of the Powder.

Resolved, That Doctor Benjamin Rush be appointed Physician and Surgeon to the Armed Boats, and that the Commanding Officers of the Boats be informed that they apply to him, for themselves and people, for assistance in case of need.