Nov. 2

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Thursday, November 2, 1775.

Sir Charles Whitworth, according to order, reported from the Committee of the Whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Supply granted to his Majesty, the Resolutions which the Committee had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk' s table, where the same were read; and are as followeth, viz:

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Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that twenty-eight thousand Men be employed for the sea-service, for the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, including six thousand six hundred and sixty-five Marines.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that a sum not exceeding four Pounds per man per month, be allowed, for maintaining the said twenty-eight thousand Men for thirteen months, including Ordnance for sea-service.

The said Resolutions being severally read a second time, were, upon the question severally put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty.