Report of Committee appointed to report what further measures are necessary to bring Abraham Loft to account to the Convention for the publick moneys now in his hands as Treasurer of the Colony of New-York

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The Committee appointed to consider what further measures are necessary to bring Abraham Lott, Esq˙, to account to this Convention for the publick Moneys now in his hands, as Treasurer of the Colony of New-York, delivered in their Report, which was read, amended, resolved on, and agreed to, in the words following, to wit:

Whereas the late Provincial Congress of this State did, on the 9th day of March last, enter into a Resolution in the words following, to wit:" Whereas the publick exigencies of the Colony are so great as to require that all the publick Revenues of the same should be appropriated to defray its expenses; and whereas the General Assembly of the Colony have, by their prorogation, made on the day appointed for their meeting, been prevented from proceeding to the despatch of the ordinary business thereof. It therefore becomes necessary for the Representatives of the people in Provincial Congress to attend to the proper application of the publick Moneys now in the hands of the said Abraham Lott, Esq: Resolved and Ordered, therefore, That the said Abraham Lott be directed, and he is hereby directed within thirty days from this day, to lay before this Congress or the Committee of Safety, on oath, an account of all the moneys that now are or shall be in his hands, as Treasurer of this Colony, particularly stating to what funds they belong, and whether any and what funds are appropriated to any and what uses, and every other matter which shall be necessary to constitute a complete state, of the Treasury of this Colony:" a copy of which was left by the Secretary of this Convention at the usual place of residence of the said Abraham Lott, Esq˙, in the city of New-York.

And whereas the said Abraham Lott hath neglected to comply with the tenour of the said Resolution: Therefore, Ordered, peremptorily, That the said Abraham Lott do forthwith attend this House on pain of contempt, and that he bring with him the Books, Papers, and Money, belonging to the Treasury, in order that the Publick Accounts of the Colony of New-York may be settled, and the balance paid to the present Treasurer of this State.

Ordered, That a copy of the aforegoing Resolution and Order be served on Abraham Lott, Esq˙, by Mr˙ John Campbell, who is hereby directed to require an answer in writing for the justification of his conduct.

Resolved, That if Abraham Lott, Esq˙, shall refuse to attend this Convention, or neglect to set out within five days after the receipt of the above order, and pursue his journey with all reasonable despatch, that he be then apprehended, and sent under guard to this Convention, at Fishkill, in Dutchess County.

And Mr˙ John Campbell is hereby required and empowered to apply to any Committee in the State of New-Jersey or New-York, in order that he may obtain assistance for carrying the aforegoing Resolution and Order into execution, and that Mr˙ Campbell be furnished with a copy of all the above Resolutions.