Murford

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Fishkill, Tuesday, A˙ M˙, September 3, 1776.

The Committee met.

Present: Abraham Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, President.

Mr˙ Duer, Colonel Renselaer, Colonel Cortlandt, Mr˙ Schenck, of the Committee. Mr˙ Robert Harper, Mr˙ Contine, Colonel Williams, Mr˙ Adgate, Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Webster, Mr˙ Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Sessions, Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Sacket, Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Veder, Mr˙ Smith, Colonel De Wit.

Mr˙ Murford, the Deputy Chairman of Rumbout Precinct, pursuant to the order of yesterday, attended. He informed the Committee of Safety that by reason of his absence, the said Committee had not met till yesterday; that they have proceeded to the consideration of devising means to provide for the indigent persons now at Captain Bush' s Landing, and lately sent from New-York by order of that Committee, and that some part of the Committee of Rumbout are to meet this afternoon on that service.

Ordered, That Major Schenck give his aid to the said Committee in placing the said Poor, agreeable to their merits, and a maintenance supplied to them.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of this State pay to Peter Montfort, Esquire, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Rumbout Precinct, on his receipt, the sum of £100, on account, to be applied to the maintenance of the Poor lately sent from the City of New-York to Fishkill Landing, the Committee to be accountable, and render an account of the disposition and expenditure of that money.