All moneys belonging to the State to be paid only to Peter V. B. Livingston, now Treasurer


On motion, the following Resolutions were agreed to, viz:

Whereas, since the dissolution of the late Government under the Crown of Great Britain, it is inconsistent with sound policy that any of the Publick Moneys should be paid into the hands of any officers not duly authorized by the Convention of this State to receive the same:

And whereas it is the duty of the Representatives of the people to secure the Publick Revenues for the purposes of


defending the lives, liberties, and property of the good people of this invaded State:

Therefore, Resolved, unanimously, That Abraham Lott, Esq˙, as Treasurer of the Colony of New-York, cease to demand or receive any Moneys belonging to the same; and that the said Moneys be only paid to Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, the Treasurer of this State, who is hereby authorized and directed to receive the same. And all persons owing Money to this State are hereby ordered to account with Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, and to make payment with all possible expedition.

Resolved and Ordered, That the Loan Officers in the different Counties in this State do forthwith pay into the hands of the present Treasurer, all such sums of Money as they have at present in hands, or hereafter may receive, either on account of the principal sums lent, or for the interest due on such sums; and that the receipt of the Treasurer of this State shall be considered by the Supervisors of the different Counties, as a voucher for the money so paid, in as full and ample a manner as if the same had been paid to Abraham Lott, Esq˙, late Treasurer of the Colony of New-York.

Resolved, That all the Loan Officers in all the Counties in this State be empowered to act in that capacity, till further orders from this Convention or a future Legislature of this State.

Ordered, That the Secretaries do immediately transmit copies of these Resolves to Abraham Lott, Esq˙, and to the Loan Officers in the different Counties in this State; and that the same be published four weeks successively in all the publick newspapers of this State.