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Resolved, That Nicholas Hauseigger be Colonel, George Stricter Lieutenant-Colonel, Ludowick Weltner Major, of the German Battalion.

Resolved, That another Company be added to the German Battalion:

That David Welper be appointed Captain of said Company.

Resolved, That Samuel Brady be First Lieutenant, William McMurray Second Lieutenant, Henry Fortney Third Lieuienant, of Captain Doyle' s Independent Rifle Company.

The Congress proceeded to the election of a Deputy Paymaster-General for the Flying-Camp; and the ballots being taken,

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Richard Dallam, Esq˙, was elected.

Resolved, That Colonel Smallwood, from Maryland, be ordered to repair, as soon as possible, with the Troops under his command, to New-York, and put himself under the command of the General:

That the General be informed that these Troops are to be considered as part of the two thousand which he was empowered to call to his assistance from the Flying-Camp, by the Resolution passed yesterday.

Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to the Convention of New-Jersey to cause all the Stock on the sea-coast, which they shall apprehend to be in danger of falling into the hands of the enemy, to be immediately removed, and driven back into the country to a place of security.

Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed to revise the Journals, and direct what parts ought to be published:

The Members chosen, Mr˙ Jefferson, Mr˙ Lynch, Jun˙, and Mr˙ Hopkinson.

Resolved, That the Committee appointed on the 11th of this month, to make strict inquiry, &c˙, be directed to apply to the Convention of Pennsylvania, now sitting, and request them to appoint a Select Committee of their body to confer with them on a matter of importance relating to that State.

A Petition from Jean Baptista de Vidal, of Canada, was presented to Congress, and read.

Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee of five, and that they be directed to inquire into the character of the Petitioner, and all others in similar circumstances, applying for relief, and report thereon to Congress:

The Members chosen, Mr˙ Rush, Mr˙ Paca, Mr˙ Heyward, Mr˙ Chase, and Mr˙ Walton.

Resolved, That Mr˙ J˙ Adams, Mr˙ Harrison, and Mr˙ Morris, be a Committee to bring in a Resolution for subjecting to confiscation the property of the subjects of the Crown of Great Britain, and particularly of the inhabitants of the British West-Indies, taken on the high seas, or between high and low water mark.