John Schenck accepts the agency for supplying stores, Stores at Fishkill landing ordered out to Mr. John Schenck for the forts


Die Martis, 8 ho˙ A˙ M˙, September 10, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

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

NEW-YORK — Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Robert Harper, Mr˙ Jay.

DUTCHESS — Doctor Crane, Mr˙ Sackett, Captain Platt, Mr˙ H˙ Schenck.

ALBANY — Mr˙ Yates, General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ John Ten Broeck, Colonel Renselaer, Mr˙ Adgate, Colonel Livingston, Mr˙ Cuyler.

TRYON — Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Veder, Mr˙ Moore.

SUFFOLK — Mr˙ William Smith.

WESTCHESTER — Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Zeb˙ Mills, Colonel Gilbert Drake, Mr˙ Jonathan Platt.

CHARLOTTE — Mr˙ Webster.

ULSTER — Mr˙ Wisner, Major Parks.

ORANGE — Colonel Allison, Mr˙ Wisner.

CUMBERLAND — Mr˙ Sessions, Mr˙ Stevens.

Mr˙ John Schenck, attending, informs the Committee he is ready to execute their orders.

Colonel Livingston informed the Committee that the following articles, mentioned in General James Clinton' s return of necessaries, for Forts Montgomery and Constitution, are in store at Fishkill Landing, and may be ordered out to Mr˙ John Schenck, for the Forts. Thereupon, the following Order was unanimously made, and signed by the President, viz:

"Please to deliver to Mr˙ John Schenck, out of the stores in your custody, the following articles for the use of Forts Montgomery and Constitution, taking his receipt for the same: Twenty-five spades, twenty-five bill-hooks, twelve shovels, five thousand weight of lead, (delivering first all the lump lead in store, and the residue in ball and buck-shot,) and seven skeins or balls of thread.

"ABM˙ YATES, Jun˙, President.

"To Nathaniel Sackett, Esq˙".