Committees in the several Counties appointed to collect Gold and Silver for the operations in Canada

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Friday, February 3, 1776.

Council met. Present the same Members as yesterday.

A Letter was received from Robert Alexander, Esquire, enclosing the following Resolves of Congress, viz:

"In Congress, January 20, 1776.

"It being necessary to procure a large quantity of Specie for the operations in Canada, which cannot be successfully carried on without that article,

"Resolved, That it be recommended to the General Assemblies, Conventions, and Councils or Committees of Safety, upon the Continent, to employ proper persons within their respective Colonies, to collect all the Gold and Silver they can, and inform the Congress of the sum collected.

"Extract from the Minutes:

"CHARLES THOMSON, Secretary."