July 15


Resolved, That the Letters from the Convention of New-York, with the papers enclosed, be referred to the Board of War:

That the General' s Letters, of the 10th, 11th, and 12th, be referred to the Board of War.

Resolved; That the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania be empowered to pay to the Officers ordered from New-Jersey to Pennsylvania the money ordered by Congress to be advanced for Subsistence.

Resolved, That the case of the Officers ordered from New-Jersey to Pennsylvania, be referred to the Board of War, and that they be directed to examine into the conduct of said Officers and their Servants; and to order them to such places, and to be disposed of in such manner, as they shall think proper.

Resolved. That the sum of 55 Dollars be paid to Major Henry Sherburne, for his expenses from the 6th of June, the time he left Canada, to this day; with a further allowance of eight days' expenses to join his Regiment.

Resolved, That two Members be elected for the Board of Treasury, in the room of two who are absent.

The Members chosen, Mr˙ P˙ Livingston and Mr˙ Read:

A Letter from an Officer of Colonel Hazen' s Battalion was laid before Congress, and read:

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to inquire into the causes of the miscarriages in Canada.

A Petition and Memorial of Captain James Ross was received and read.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Resolved, That it be recommended to Patrick Henry, Esq˙, Governour of Virginia, to give orders for manning and sending to sea, under convoy, the Brigantine Funny, Captain Tokely, which is loaded on account of the Continent.

Resolved, That a Committee, to consist of a Member from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New-Jersey, be appointed to consider the propriety and means of augmenting the Flying-Camp:

The Members chosen, Mr˙ Jefferson, Mr˙ Stone, Mr˙ Read, Mr˙ Morton, and Mr˙ Stockton.

Resolved, That the Battalion which is to garrison the Posts of Presque, Isle, Le Beuf, and Kittaning, be raised in the Counties of Westmoreland and Bedford, in Pennsylvania, in the following proportions, to wit: seven Companies in Westmoreland, and one Company in Bedford:

That the Commissioned Officers of the several Companies be appointed by the Committee of the County in which they are to be raised.

Resolved, That to-morrow be assigned for electing the Field Officers of the German Battalion. Resolved, That a Chief Physician be appointed for the Flying-Camp, and that his pay be four Dollars a day. The ballots being taken and examined, Doctor William Shippen, Jun˙, was elected. Resolved, That to-morrow be assigned for electing a Commissary of Military Stores, and a Deputy Adjutant-General for the Flying-Camp. Resolved, That Thursday morning be assigned for taking into consideration the Report of the Committee of Ways and Means. Resolved, That Alexander McDonnald, son of Captain McDonnald, be liberated on his parole, and allowed to reside with his father. A Petition from John Hannum was presented to Congress and read. Resolved, That the same, together with the papers accompanying it, be referred to the Secret Committee. Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow.