Proceedings of the Connecticut Council' of Safety

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Wednesday, July 3, 1776,

Governour and Council met. Present the same as yesterday. Many things considered, &c˙, and persons coming in.

Voted, An Order of £1000 on the Pay-Table, in favour of Colonel T˙ Seymour, to be divided and improved to assist the march of the Regiments of Horse, ordered to New-York, as yesterday. (The Order drawn and sent.)

Letters prepared and sent to General Schuyler, in answer to his requesting Carpenters, &c˙, &c.

Letters and Orders to Colonel Seymour, relating to the Regiment of Horse, and necessary directions, &c. Sent per General Schuyler' s Post.

Letters to General Washington, informing of the measure of sending the Troops of Horse; to Colonel Silliman, Commissary Trumbull, &c.

Letters of Marque, &c˙, prepared for Captain Thorp, present, part owner of the Privateer Broome.

An Account of Ebenezer Ledyard, Esq˙, and Mr˙ Park Avery, a Committee who built the Fort at Groton, laid in, examined, and adjusted, and allowed thereon the sum of £265 7s˙ 9d˙, in discharge thereof.

And Voted, That an Order be drawn and delivered Mr˙ Ledyard.

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On application of Captain George Elliott, of Killingworth,

Voted, That one hundred and fifty pounds of Powder be delivered the Selectmen of Killingworth, by Mr˙ Shaw, they paying him for the use of the Colony at the rate of 5s˙ 4d˙ per pound, and said Shaw to account with the Colony therefor.

(Order given. Delivered Captain George Elliott.)

Voted, (on application by Lieutenant John Mills, Commander of the party stationed at Black-Rock Fort at Fairfield, for and on account of Billeting, premium for Guns, Blankets, &c˙, first month' s pay and wages of his said party,) viz: That an Order be drawn on the Pay-Table on the above Account, for the sum of £200, to be accounted for on settlement of the Pay-Roll of said Company or party.

(An Order drawn, and delivered said Lieutenant Mills.)

Ordered, That Colonel Jabez Huntington send to Mr˙ Nathaniel Shaw, of New-London, one ton of the Cannon Powder lately ordered to his care from Elderkin & Wales' s Powder-Mill.

He present, received it verbally, &c.

Oliver Coit is appointed Captain of a Company at New-London, in the room of Edward Mott, promoted; William Latham First Lieutenant, in room of said Coit; William Whitney Second Lieutenant of said Company, in room of said Latham; and James — Ensign of said Company, in room of said Whitney.

Appointed Lieutenant Martin Kirtland Captain of a Company at New-London, in room of Captain John Ely, promoted; Daniel Platts First Lieutenant of said Company, in room of said Kirtland; Adriel Ely Second Lieutenant of said Company, in room of said Platts; Daniel Kirtland Ensign of said Company, in room of said Ely, promoted.

Appointed Adam Shapley Captain of a Company at New-London, in the room of Colonel Saltonstall, who hath resigned as Captain of the same; John Hempstead, Jun˙, First Lieutenant of said Company, in room of said Shapley; Richard Chapman Second Lieutenant of said Company, in room of said Hempstead; Nathaniel Richards Ensign of said Company, in room of said Chapman, promoted.

Appointed Nathan Palmer Captain of the Company at Stonington, in New-London station, in the room of Lieutenant-Colonel Smith, promoted; John Belcher First Lieutenant, in the room of said Palmer, promoted; Clement Miner Second Lieutenant of said Company, in room of said Belcher, promoted; Moses Palmer Second Ensign of said Company, in room of said Miner, promoted.

Appointed William Ledyard a Captain of a Company of Matrosses, to be raised at Groton and New-London, to serve in the Forts there. (Copies given.)

Appointed Nathaniel Saltonstall Captain of another Company of Matrosses, to be raised at said places, for the purposes aforesaid. (Copy given for Officers.)

Colonel Samuel Mott laid in his Account for reconnoitring the Harbours of New-London, Stonington, &c˙, and the Fortifications, places for fortifying, in surveying and planning, in attending to the works, &c˙: 105 days, or three and a half months, at £12 — £42; 14 weeks' board and Horse keeping, at 15s˙ — £10 10s˙; deducting £4 16s˙ by him for charges, after he was in another commission, the remainder being £48 14s˙, and an Order given said Mott.

Resolved and Ordered, That the Commanding Officer at New-London remove such number of the Cannon from the old Fort at New-London to Mamacoick, at his discretion, for the preservation and security of the same.

Voted and Ordered, That Mr˙ Nathaniel Shaw deliver to the Commanding Officer at New-London, or to Colonel Smith, for the use of the Fort at Stonington, five hundred pounds of Cannon Powder, taking proper receipts therefor.

(Order given, and delivered Colonel Smith.)

Voted, That an Order be drawn on the Pay-Table in favour of Captain Samuel Mather, for the sum of £330, in so far payment of the pay, allowance and wages, &c˙, of his Company at New-London, and to be accounted for on settlement of his Pay-Roll.

(Order given, and delivered Captain Mather.)

Resolved, and Ordered, That the Committee of Inspection for New-London and Groton do forthwith remove the horned Cattle, Sheep and Swine from Fisher' s Island to the

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main, leaving necessary working Oxen, Cows, Sheep, and Swine, for the use of the families there, at their discretion; that they cause them to be appraised by indifferent, judicious men, under oath, at their present just value in money; that the amount of such appraisement be paid out of the Colony Treasury to the owner or owners of said stock; and that said Committee sell and dispose of such stock, at a reasonable price, in behalf of the Colony, rendering their account of such sale, and how they shall execute this order, to his Honour the Governour, as soon as may be; and also advising Colonel Champion, Deputy Commissary, when they remove such stock, that he may purchase such part of the same as may be fit and proper for the use of the Army.

(Copy sent by Colonel Smith.)

Adjourned till to-morrow morning.