June 1, Captain Hazlewood directed to build an additional guard-Boat for the use of the Province

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PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE OF SAFETY.

In Committee of Safety, Philadelphia, June 1, 1776.

Present: James Mease, Chairman, Samuel Howell, John Nixon, James Biddle, Joseph Parker, Owen Biddle, Thomas Wharton, Jun˙, Samuel Morris, Jun.

Resolved, That Captain John Hazelwood construct and immediately employ persons for building an additional Guard Boat for the use of this Province.

Robert Towers, the Commissary, was directed to deliver Thomas Apty two pounds of Gunpowder for clearing the Work-House.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on John Nixon, Esq˙, and others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of William Montgomery, for £100, to be charged to his Account, and an Order on Robert Towers in his favour, for fifty pounds of Gunpowder for exchanging for Saltpetre.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on John Nixon, Esq˙, and others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of Thomas Fitzsimmons and Joseph Moulder, for £514, to be charged to their Accounts.

Resolved, That Colonel William Montgomery purchase for the use of the Associators in Chester County a quantity of Lead, and that he draw on this Board for the amount.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on John Nixon and others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of John Wilcocks and others, appointed to pay for Fire-locks, and for the use of the Gun-lock Manufactory, for £500.

Resolved, That Mr˙ Owen Biddle be requested to procure, properly sorted, so many Cannon-Shot as will increase the last order to three hundred tons.

By order of the Board an Order was drawn on John Nixon, Esquire, and others, the Committee of Accounts, in favour of John Patton, Esquire, for £500, being towards the

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payment of Cannon-Ball he has engaged to furnish this Board.

Resolved, That Captain Charles Lawrence go as soon as possible down to Lewistown with two of the Guard Boats, and that he deliver one of them to Mr˙ Henry Fisher, to be employed for the defence of the commerce of the Bay of Delaware.

That Captain Lawrence, immediately upon his delivering said Boat to Mr˙ Fisher, with the utmost expedition return to this City with all his hands.