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day of November last, in pursuance of the order of general Montgomery; tk Congress agreed to the said report

Congress proceeded to fill up the vacancies in the second Pennsylvania bittalion ; and, the ballots being taken, Joseph Wood, esq. was elected colonel; Thomas Craig, esq. was elected lieutenant-colonel, and William Butler,esq major.

The several matters to this day referred, being postponed,

Adjourned to ten o'clock on Monday.

MONDAY, September 9, 1776.

Resolved, That four months' pay, being 106 dollars and 2-Sds, be advanced ts Mons. la Marquisie, captain and engineer in the northern army; he to be accountable.

A letter, of the 6th, from general Washington, was read and referred to tie board of war.

Resolved, That 500,000 dollars be sent to the pay-master general, for tks use of the army at New-York.

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to hear the parties on tbe appeal against the verdict and sentence of condemnation passed against tk schooner Thistle and her cargo.

The members chosen, Mr. Stockton, Mr. Huntington, Mr. Paine, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Stone.

k Resolved, That in all continental commissions, and other instruments, where* heretofore, the words "United Colonies" have been used, the stile be altered, for the future, to the "United States."

The board of war brought in a report, which was read:

Ordered, To lie on the table, to be taken into consideration tomorrow morning.

A memorial from Mons. Pannelier de la Falconniere, was read, and referred to the marine committee.

Congress proceeded to the election of a quarter-master for the German battalion; and, the ballots being taken,

Frederick Seeger was elected.

Resolved, That an order for 136 dollars be drawn on the treasury, in favor of George Meade & Co. and charged to the account of Messrs. Chase & Carroll, it being in full of their bill, in favor of John Vienne, or order, dated at Montreal, May 28, 1776.

Resolved, That Mr. J. Mease be empowered to pay the draughts of captain John Douglass, for such parts of the monthly pay of the privates in his company, as he shall specify, and the same, as paid, be charged to the account o the said captain. ,

The committee of treasury reported, that there is due to William Sam continental druggist, 2490 dollars and 13-90ths:

Ordered, That the same be paid. ■

Three petitions, one from Pierre du Calvert, another from Jaques Pileur,an the third from Andre Pepin, were read, and referred to the board of war.

The several matters to this day referred, being postponed,

Adjourned to ten o'clock to-morrow.

TUESDAY, September 10, 1776.

A letter, of the 8th, from general Washington, with sundry papers enclose, was read; Whereupon, eans

Resolved, That the president inform general Washington, it was DJ.n°'yor|;. the sense of Congress, in their resolve of the 3d iust. respecting Ne,v:' that the army, or any part of it, should remain in that city a moinent loi^^ than he shall think it proper for the public service that troops be continue1111

That the letter from the general be referred to the board of war.

A letter, of the 31st of August, from the commissioners of Indian aflairs, at Pittsburg, was read, and referred to the standing committee for Indian affairs. Hesolved, That Mr. J. Mease be directed to supply captain West, of the Virginia rifle-men, with 40 blankets.

A petition from Jean Longeay, and two from Seth Warner, with sundry papers enclosed, were read.

Hesolved, That the petitions from colonel Warner, with the papers enclosed, be referred to the commissioners appointed to audit and settle the accounts of the army in the northern department.

A letter of the 8th, from M. Tilghman, was read.

Congress took into consideration the report of the board of war, and after some debate thereon,

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to take into consideration the said report.

Jiesolved, That Mr. J. Mease be directed to supply the delegates of Maryland, with 40 blankets for the use of the troops from that state.

Resolved, That 4,000 dollars be sent to Zebulon Butler, esq. for the use of the two companies ordered to be raised in the town of Westmoreland; he to be accountable for the same, and that the money be delivered to and forwarded by the Connecticut delegates:

That major William Judd be authorized to muster the said companies.
Adjourned to ten o'clock to morrow.

WEDNESDAY, September 11, 1776.

Resolved, That an order for 60,000 dollars be drawn on the treasurer, in faTor of Mr. J. Mease, commissary for the public service; he to be accountable.

A letter, of the 7th, from Joseph Trumbull, esq. commissary-general, with sundry papers enclosed, was read:

Resolved, That it be referred to a committee of three, and that they be directed and empowered to enquire into the conduct of Mr. Livingston, deputy commissary-general in the northern department:

The members chosen, Mr. Lee, Mr. Hooper and Mr. Sherman.

Resolved, That Mr. J. Mease, commissary, be directed to provide clothing and other necessaries, for the first Virginia battalion, now on their march to New-York.

A memorial from Stephen Pater de la Cossade was read, and referred to the marine committee:

Also, a memorial from Seth Warner, and one from captains Waite Hopkins and Gideon Brownson, of colonel Warner's battalion, were read, and referred to the board of war.

Resolved, That a member be added to the board of war, in the room of colonel Harrison:

The member chosen, Mr. F. L. Lee.

Congress resolved itself into a committee of the whole, to take into consideration, the report of the board of war; and, after some time, the president resumed the chair, and Mr. Nelson reported, that the committee have taken into consideration the matter to them referred, and made some amendments therein, but not having had time to go through the whole, desired leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to take into consideration the report of the board of war.

The matters to this day referred, being postponed,

Adjourned to ten o'clock to-morrow.

THURSDAY, September 12,1776. A letter of the Slst of August, from Joseph Wentworth to the secretary of Congress, with an appeal from the verdict and sentence passed on the trial of the brigantine named the Elizabeth, was laid before Congress, and read.

The committee lor Indian affairs, to whom the letter, of the 31st of Aogii»t, from the commissioners in the middle department, was referred, brought in i report, which was taken into consideration; Whereupon,

Resolvd, That two tons of powder and four tons of lead be immediately sent to Pittsburg; to be disposed of as the commissioners shall direct:

That the resolution of Congress, respecting the destination of the battalm commanded by colonel M'Coy, be suspended, and that the commissioners In Indian affairs in the middle department be empowered, during their stay J! Pittsburg, to direct the operations of that battalion:

Thatthe measures adopted by the commissioners, in the present critical situation of Indian affairs, is approved of by Congress, who have the greater confidence in the prudence and vigilance of their future conduct.

Resolved, That an order for 7000 dollars be drawn on the treasurer, in fivor of colonel M'Coy, for the use of his battalion; he to be accountable.

Resolved, That application be made to the committee of Pennsylvania, k 10,000 flints to be delivered to George Morgan, esq.

The committee, to whom the letter from Joseph Trumbull, esq. with thepapers enclosed, was referred, reported,

"That having considered the same, and recurring to the journal of Congress, on Mr. Trumbull's appointment to the commissariat, find the following resolve on tlie 8th of July, 1776: "That the commissary-general have full power to supply both armies, that upon the lakes as well as that at New-York, andak to appoint and employ such persons under him, and to remove any deputy-commissary, as he shall judge proper and expedient; it being absolutely necessary, that the supply of both armies should be under one direction;" Whereupon.

Resolved, That the above resolution is so clear and explicit, and so veil contrived to procure the due and proper discharge of the commissary's business, that the same ought to be adhered to, and immediately transmitted to the commanding officer in the northern department, and to the commissary-general, as the full sense-of Congress on the commissary-general's right to direct the operations of his department, both as contractor and issuer ofprovisions; and that Mr. Trumbull be informed, Congress expect this will remove his difficulties, and induce his continuance in the office of commissary for both armies. at New-York, and on the lakes.

Congress then proceeded to the election of sundry officers; and the ballot' being taken,

David M'Clure was elected chaplain, and Ephraim Douglass quarter-n* ter of the battalion commanded by colonel M'Coy.

John Trumbull, esq. was elected deputy adjutant-general of the army intke northern department, and Morgan Lewis, esq. deputy quarter-master gene* of the said army.

Resolved, That the board of war be directed to order the French officers, *»» have received commissions from Congress, to repair immediately to the pla«5 of their destination.

Resolved, That Mr. J. Mease be directed to pay the first battalion of <'r" ginia troops, on their march to New-York, the arrears due to them.

The committee of treasury, to whom the petition of George Nicholson •** referred, returned the same," and reported, that it ought to be referred to tw board of war:

Resolved, That the said petition be referred to the board of war.

The board of war brought in a report, which was taken into consideration

Whereupon, ,

Resolved, As it appears from colonel Warner's representation of the ^e?

his regiment, that major Painter's appointment much obstructs the ra's'n£rjj

said regiment, that, therefore, major Painter be directed to repair to the cit*

may be enquired into, and that it be recouu»'n

Philadelphia, that the matter may be euqu

ed to colonel Warner and the other officers, that they forthwith proceed to raise their men and complete the regiment, relying on the justice of Congress for the settlement of the uneasiness among them:

That the militia at New-York, be paid by the pay-master general there, beFore discharged.

Resolved, That the remainder of the report be re-committed.

The Congress resolved itself into a committee of the whole, to take into their farther consideration the report or the board of war; and after some time, the president resumed the chair, and Mr. Nelson reported, that the committee have had under consideration the matter to them referred, but not having come to a conclusion, desire leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to take into consideration the report of the board of war.

Resolved, That Mr. J. Mease be directed to deliver such a number of blankets, as he has, belonging to the continent, to captain Watkins, for the use of his company, which is inlisted to serve during the war, not exceeding one to each man.

Adjourned to ten o'clock to-morrow.

FRIDAY, September 13,1776.

Two letters, of the 7th and 11th, from general Washington ; one of the 8th from general Green, and a resolution of the committee of safety of Pennsylvania, of the 13th, were read, and referred to the board of war.

The committee appointed to confer with lord Howe, having returned, made a verbal report.

Ordered, That they make a report in writing, as soon as conveniently they can.

The committee of the treasury reported, that there is due,

To Peter Baker for 1149 rations, supplied colonel Peter Grubb's battalion of militia, and 204 meals to dilferent companies of militia, on their march to NewJersey, 123 19-90 dollars:

To John Bates for 266 camp-kettles, delivered to Gustavus Risburg, assistant to the deputy quarter-master general for the flying-camp, 354 60-90 dollars:

To Richard Cheny for 291 meals supplied the militia on their march to NewJersey, 29 9-90 dollars:

To Charles Ford for ten weeks' board, lodging, and washing, for William Whiting, a wounded serjeant, from the 8th June to 17th August, 10 weeks, at 11-3 dollars per week, 13 30-90 dollars:

To major Regonville, capt. Duchene, lieut. Smith, and lieut. Demuraux, Canadian prisoners, for their allowance from 3d November, 1775, to 6th September, 1776, inclusive, is 44 weeks, at 2 dollars a week, 352 dollars, and that the same be paid to Mons. Regonville:

To Robert Towers, for artillery stores for two three-pound travelling cannon, ordered by Joseph Hewes, esq. for the state of North-Carolina, 72 64-90 dollars;

To Graaf, M'Clenachan, Hollingsworth, and Grigson, for which a warrant is to be drawn in favor of the hon. Thomas Lynch, esq. for his expenses to and from Williamsburg, with the hire of a wagon, with money for South-Carolina, 267 32-90 dollars:

To Joseph Beck going express from Philadelphia to Virginia, 340 miles, at 1 -6 of a dollar, 56 dollars:

To Michael Millenberger, for five days' use of his two-horse wagons, in. transporting the sick troops in New-Jersey, of captain Brown's company, 13 30-90 dollars:

To Frederick Bicking, for 221 reams of paper for continental currency, at 6 84-90 dollars a ream, 1532 24-90 dollars: Vol. I. 60

To William Clayton, for S38 meals of victuals, supplied the militia on their march to New-Jersey, 32 72-90 dollars:

Ordered, That the said accounts be paid.

Two letters of the 8th, from general Schuyler, with sundry papers enclosed; one of the 7th, from Walter Livingston, and one of the 12th of August, from brigadier-general Armstrong, were read:

Ordered, That the foregoing letters, with the papers enclosed in that from general Schuyler, except, what relates to general Montgomery's accounts, be referred to the board of war, and that the papers relative to the said accounts be referred to the board of treasury.

Congress then resolved itself into a committee of the whole to take into consideration the report of the board of war; and, after some time, the president resumed the chair, and Mr. Nelson reported, that the committee have had under consideration the matter referred to them, but not having yet come to a conclusion, desired leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to take into consideration the report of the board of war.

Adjourned to ten o'clock to-morrow.

SATURDAY, September 14, 1776.

A letter from R. H. Harrison, secretary to general Washington, was read.

Four French officers, who arrived in the Reprisal, captain Weeks, being recommended to Congress,

Resolved, That they be referred to the board of war.

The board of war brought in a report, which was taken into consideration; Whereupon,

Resolved, That the officers of militia, when on their march, and while in service, be allowed rations like the officers on the continental establishment, without any allowance of mileage:

That the commander in chief in the northern army be directed to erect barracks, and other accommodations, in the most convenient places in that department, and provide magazines of straw, fuel, and other necessaries for winterquarters, for such number of troops as he shall think proper:

That general Schuyler be informed that his letter of the 16th of last month ■was duly received, and referred to the committee appointed to enquire into the causes of the miscarriages in Canada:

That captain Martindale and lieutenant Turner be allowed their pay and rations to this time, and that they be referred to the treasury-board for a settlement of their accounts:

That 15 tons of powder, 20,000 flints, ten tons of lead, and 100 reams of cirtridge-paper, be immediately sent to general Gates, for the use of the army in the northern department:

That brigadier-general Armstrong have leave to return frpm South-CaroliM to Philadelphia:

That deputy-commissary Livingston's resignation be accepted:

That captains Wait Hopkins and Gideon Brownson be referred to the commissioners appointed to audit accounts in the northern department, for a settlement of their accounts: ..

That all continental troops and militia, going home from service, restore »' continental arms and other property, and also all ammunition remaining "J their possession, at the time ot their being about to return. Their pay to v withheld unless they produce certificates from the commissary of stores, o quarter-master general, or their deputies in the department where such con • uental troops or militia shall serve. And, if any continental property, or W munition be carried away by the militia, before this resolve, stoppages to made from such as have not received their pay, and that measures be taken wi

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