July 10


Wednesday, July 10, 1776.

Resolved, That one month' s Pay be advanced to the Militia of Pennsylvania ordered to march to Trenton; the same to be paid after the men are mustered.

That Mr˙ J˙ Mease be directed to deliver to Mr˙ C˙ Biddle


the Deputy-Quartermaster-General for the Flying-Camp and Militia, such Tents and other articles as he has belonging to the Continent, and which may be wanted for the Militia and Flying-Camp.

The Board of War brought in a Report, which was taken into consideration:

Whereupon, Resolved, That the Committee of Lancaster be empowered and directed to keep a guard over the Prisoners in the Barracks of that Borough, and to surround the said Barracks with a stockade fort:

That the Privates, who are prisoners in the Town of Reading, be removed to the Borough of Lancaster.

A Letter from Ephraim Anderson was laid before Congress and read:

Resolved, That the President write to General Washington on the subject, enclosing Mr˙ Anderson' s Letter, and that Mr˙ Anderson be referred to the General.

The Committee appointed to draw up Rules and Orders for the government of the House, brought in their Report, which was read:

Ordered, To lie on the table.

The Standing Committee for Indian Affairs brought in a Report, which was read:

Ordered, To lie on the table.

Resolved, That the Committee for providing Medicines be directed to furnish Dr˙ Allison with a set of Instruments, and that the Director-General be directed to supply him with proper Medicines.