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The President empowered to borrow Moneys on the credit of the Province


Friday, April 26, 1776.

The Congress met according to adjournment,

Resolved, That Mr˙ President be empowered to borrow Moneys on the credit of this Province, and that the faith of


this Province be pledged for the repayment thereof, with interest thereon.

Resolved, That the several persons in this Province empowered to purchase Provisions for the use of the publick, be required to lay their Accounts before the Congress.

Mr˙ Benjamin Parmale, one of the Delegates for the County of Hyde, and Mr˙ Jeduthun Harper, one of the Members for the County of Chatham, appeared, subscribed the Test, and took their seats in Congress.

Resolved, That each of the Commissaries appointed in this Province, before they enter upon that office, enter into Bond, with sufficient security, in the sum of ten thousand Pounds, to the President of this Congress, for the faithful discharge of such office.

Resolved, That General Person, General Rutherford, General Jones, Mr˙ Burke, Mr˙ Locke, Mr˙ Coor, and Mr˙ Miles Harvey, be a Committee to consider that part of General Moore' s Letter with respect to the requisition of the Militia, and report to this House.

Resolved, That two thousand weight of Gunpowder be immediately despatched from this place to Brigadier-General Moore.

Ordered, That Mr˙ James Sounders, Mr˙ Duncan Lamon, Mr˙ Hancock, Mr˙ Battle, Mr˙ Southerland, Mr˙ Benbury, and Mr˙ Nisbit, be added to the Committee of Claims, and that nine or more of them may proceed upon business.

Resolved, That Colonel William Williams send to Tarborough four hundred weight of Shot in his possession belonging to the publick, and that he deliver the same to Colonel Irwin of that place.

The Congress adjourned till to-morrow morning, at nine o' clock.