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Benedict Joseph, major, 280.

resigns, 334.

Bermuda, letters from the deputies in the:

of, 112,138.

provisions allowed to be exported •>,

179,36=

excepted from regulations re^pectiag

enemies' property, 423.
vessels, with cargoes, not to be Sued
out for, 431.
Bernard and Wuddeu, proceedings respectiss,

42
Berton Peter, his petition rejected, 214.

Bcssouet , deputy post-master at Bristo'. Id

be 11i-.ni issed from office, 556
to be apprehended and broogs!

to Philadelphia, 556.
discharged, 562.
Betsey, sloop, to be sold, 455.

appeal in the case of, 541.
Beveridge David, his petition considered, 205
Bicker Henry,.major, 226.
Biddle Clement, deputy quarter-master geaeral,

m.

money advanced to, 409, 559
Edward, a delegate from Pennsvlvaar*,
"1,50.
BiHingsport,inNcw-Jerecv, a redoubt .in be erect-
ed at, 374.
Bills of credit, emissions of, 87,88,121,123, KB,
227, 270,335, 388, 3.53,420,
441,30.
forms of, 88,271.354.
persons appointed to superintend
the printing of, 121.
to sign and number.
123, 205,227, 271,
585.
counterfeiters of, to be punMn --'.

as.

Bachc Richard, comptroller of the post-office,
his letter, 531.
proceedings on, 531, 538, 539.
appointed post-master general,
540.

directed to dismiss Besso-

net from office, 556.
money advanced to, 559.
Bahama islands excepted from regulations re-
specting enemies' property, 423.
Baldwin Jeduthau, assistant engineer, honored
by Congress, 328.
appointed engineer, 464.
Bales Thomas, his proposal to furnish camp-
kettles accepted, 374.
Ballantinc Patrick, apprehended and confined,

451.
Ballots, when equal, how determined, 146.
Baltimore, removal of Congress from Philadel-
phia to, 578.
Buncombe Edward, colonel, 336.
Barbaric Mr. directed to prosecute his claim for

salvage, 252.
Barber Francis, major, 260.
Barnet William, appointed surgeon, 202.
Barrel William, money advanced to, 299.
Bartlett Josiah. a delegate from New-Hamp-
shire, 141,271.
Battalions, field-officers of, 167, 182, 223, 226,
233, 241, 245, 260, 263, 280, 288, 299, 336,
419, 426, 440, 468, 470, 512, 560.
Batteries in the highlands of New-York, 150.
floating, on Lake Champlain, 586.
Beane John, money paid to, 258.
Beaudreau Isaiah, money advanced to, 329.
Beaumont Henry, permitted to reside at Eliza-
bethiown, on parole, 338.
Doctor, his medicine chest to be pur-
chased, 243.
Bedel colonel, commander of a detachment at
the Cedars, 403.
to be tried by a court-martial,
427.
Bedford Gunning, deputy muster-master general,

118.
ordered to muster the Pennsyl-
vania troops, 202.
appointed lieut. colonel, 241.
ordered lo Canada, 276.
appointed muster-master ge-
neral, 379.
Beef and pork, salted, exportation prohibited of,

373.
Beekman Gerard, W. money advanced to, 561.
Belletre M. money advanced to, 304.
BellewMrs. application of, 338.

drawn by the pay-master general to be paid,

23S.
of exchange, drawn by British officer*, sot
jo be negotiated, 78.
rro*r and Haywood, empovr-
ered to draw, SB
Bird Mark, money advanced to, 451.
Blacksmiths to be employed on Hudson river, 461.
Blaine Epbraim, directed to furnish supplies to
troops at Williamsburg, W

money advanced to, 326, 3&-',

416, 52*

appointed commissary of pre

visions, 521.

Blind Richard, a delegate from Virgirii. I, 53.

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Bland Richard, declines a re-election, 137.
Blue Mountain Valley, transport, captured, 250.
captain and mates per-
mitted to return to
England, 253.
cargo of, to be landed

and secured, 275.
cargo of, to he sold, 295
Board of Treasury, (sec Treasury Office ofrfec'ts.)
Board of War anil Ordnance, established, 370,

471.

their duty and officers,

370, 371, 372.

references and directions to,

375,379, 382, 386,388, 389,

392,418, 433, 435, 439,441,

4t3, 453,457,478,479,481,

494.501, 513, 515, 617,623,

526,534, 535,542, 513, 541,

545, 547,550, 551, 561,566,

567, 572, 588.

reports from, 381, 385, 386,

387,397,401,421,443,446,

417,451, 459, 470,495,505,

515,518,522,523,526,535,

536,539,547,553,560,561,

568.

letters to and from, free of

|»sta«c, 469.
empowered to administer
oaths, 556.
Bnerum Simon, a delegate from Mew York, 52.
Bogcrand Ball, lieutenants, paroled, 498.
Bontield Johu, money advanced to, 479.
Bonvolour Monsr., his person aud papers to be

seized and examined, 562.
Boston, hostile appearances at, 16, 17, 13.

maybe attacked when die General thinks

fit, 213.
taken by the American army, 297, 298.
vessels, kc. left there, how disposed of,
331, 332, 334.
Bouderot Bazil, proceedings relative to, 450.
Bounty, iu the account exhibited by Rhoclc-Is-
land, uot to be allowed, 198.
for seamen imported, 319.
to soldiers who iulist for three years,
388.

Bounty for soldiers who inlist during the war,

476.
for the capture of British vessels, fcc.

649.
Box, brigade major, 142.
Boyd John, money advanced to, 580.

Dr. appointed surgeon, 205.
Bradford John, agent of prizes, 324.
Bradley Stephen R. money advanced to; 388.
Braxton Carter, a delegate from Virginia, 272.
Brewer, brigade major, 142.
Brigadiers general, when on command, may ap-

poiut brigade majors, 301.
Brigadiers, provincial, to he appointed 363.
British army, navy, and fisheries, proceedings
relative to, 71, 76,78.
crown, {See Great Britain.)
Brown John, lieut. colonel, 426.

William, assistant physician, 494
Browne James, permitted to return to Ireland,

507.
Brownson Nathan, a delegate from Georgia, 579.
Bruvn Jacobus S., lieut. colonel, 387.
Buckner Mordecai, colonel, 263.

money advanced to, 531.
Buddcn, capt. William, taken by the enemy, 338.

to be exchanged, 359.
Bull John, appointed colonel, 182.

his conduct complained of, 239*.
offers to resign his commission, 242.
leave granted, 244.
money advanced to, 262.
Bullet Thomas, ap|iointed dep. adj. general, 279.

promoted, 347.
Burbeck, lieut. colonel, dismissed from the con-
tinental service, 357.
Butler Richard, to be compensated, 346.
John, intercepted letter from, 327.
William, major, 470.
Zebulon, to supply troops at Westmore-
land, Penn. 456.
Butterfield, major, surrenders the post at the Ce-
dars, '103.
his conduct censured by Congress,
405.
to be tried by a court martial, 427
farther proceedings of Congress in
the case of, 564.

Cadwallader Lambert, lieut. colonel, 226.

money advanced to, 563,
567.
Cameron Allen, to have the attendance of a phy-
sician, 327.
allowed to walk in the gaol-
yard, 361.
Campbell Duncan, taken prisoner, 158.

permitted to reside at Lan-
caster on parole, 245.
Donald,deputy quarter-master general,
118.
proceedings of a court martial
against, 447.
Camp equipage to be furnished, 145, 175, 212,
221,251,398,409,460,498.
Canada, letter from Congress to the people of,

74, 75, 76.

not to be invaded by the colonists,

77,78.

American troops sent to, 229, 230, 241,

242, 243, 362.

Commissioners appointed to treat with,

289, 292.

the war to be carried on there, 354,

3.56.

Canada, General Gates to take command of
forces in, 376.
inquiry into causes of miscarriages in,
385, 400, 417, 427, 468.
inhabitants of, captured, to be released,
and sent home, 513.
Canadian regiments raised, 386, 398.

field, and other officers of,
387, 898.
Cannon to be removed from Ticonderoga, 72.

furnished by Rhode-Island, allowed in

their accounts, 197.
to bo cast, and purchased, 236,269,378,
451, 493, 553, 563, 568.
sent to Quebec, 268.
left at New-London, account of, re-
quired, 389.
delivery and disposition of 268, 319,
322,334,337,352,430,561,563.
application of Virginia to purchase, 645.
t ommittee appointed, 236, 266, 270.

references and directions to,

264,266,269,270,316,3+1,

378,417,420,424,542,561.

money advanced to, 344,

479, 542, 572.

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Cape Fear, river, in North-Carolina, entrance

of, to be fortified, 531.
Carbolais Simon, his petition rejected, 528.
Carrington Edward, lieut. colonel of artillery,

666.
Carroll Charles, (of Carrollton,) commissioner
to treat with Canada, 292,
370.
a delegate from Maryland,
415, 553.
Cartel between general Arnold and captain Fos-
ter, 376, 403,405.
Carter, John, commissioner of accounts, 425.
Caswell Richard, a delegate from North Caro-
lina. 9, 50.
Cayasiiota, an Indian chief, appointed colonel,

248.
thanks of Congress to, 429.
Cedars, post at the, taken by the enemy, 376,403.
proceedings of Congress re-
specting, 405, 406, 427.
Chambault M. de, released, 513.
Chambers James, lieut. colonel, 280.
Chambly, fort, taken, 177.
Chaplains to Congress appointed, 402, 580, 581
Chapman John, money advanced to, 262.

James, major, 447.
Charleston, South-Caroliua, approach of the

enemy to, 389.
Charming Peggy, ship, appeal in the case of,

521.
Chase Samuel, a delegate from Maryland. 1,
50, 138, 415, 553.
commissioner to treat with Ca-
nada, 292, 370.
Cherokee Indians commence hostilities in South

Carolina,427.
Chevalier P. to audit accounts of Pennsylvania

militia, 497.
Christian William, lieut. colonel, 263.
promoted, 288.
declines acceptance, 440.
religion, Indians to be instructed in
the, 310.
Christman Paul, ensign, his resignation ac-
cepted, 542.
Church Benjamin, introduced to Congress, 78.
appointed director general of

the hospital, 125.
corresponds with the enemy,
154.
confined in gaol, 167.
petitions Congress, 238, 240.
removed from Connecticut
to Massachusetts, 343.
Claims, committee of, appointed, 144.

reports from, 145, 1+6,
147, 148,151,152, 153,
156, 157, 159, 161, 162,
163,166, 167, 168, 176,
182,198, 203, 208, 210,
211,213,214, 217, 221,
226,233,234, 236, 241,
242,244,245, 248, 251,
266, 269, 270, 272, 280,
283, 293, 294, 295, 301,
306, 303, 309, 310, 312,
318,320,321,325, 327,
328, 330, 331, 332, 333,
337, 338, 342, 352, 353,
356,359,366,375, 381,
> 382, 383, 385, 387, 388,

390,407, 419,421, 424.
discharged from farther
consideration, 428.
for services and supplies, hew settled,

537.

Clarke Thomas, lieut. colonel,336.
Clarke Abraham, a delegate from New Jim,

3SH8
Clinton James, colonel, 280.

promoted, 437.
George, a delegate from New-Yorl.C
Henry, British general, arrives it .V
York, 255.
leaves it, 265.
Clothing to be provided, 120,139,143,155. IB,
223, 232, 325, 336,337,30,430,48,
465, +58,471,476, ffl.
Clough Alexander, adjutant, 178.
Clymer George, and Michael HiUefas, ml
nental treasurers, 130.
a dclejatc from Pennsjhu.:,
8 411

his office of treasurer da

lished, 434.
entrusted by Conjress so
special business, 530.
Coffin, captain, his vessel detained a fc»

York, 83.
Cole, Mr. money advanced to, 895.
Colcrus Christian, brevet major, +80.

money advanced M»
Commissaries of prisoners, to be appointed,?'.

to make KutWj"-
turns, 508.
Commissary general appointed, ISO.

to provide beef and p»t

P 147,164,»

pay and rations off**?

in his department, is

to supply ibe northTM"'

mieV, 401,471.
to make weekly reorj

to provide salt, 499.
to- appoint condncto" «

stores, 511- .

to purchase pn"*"*

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Committee, to prepare an address to the king of
Great-Britain, 16, 3S,
39, 45,46 to 49.
a letter to general Gage,
17, 13, 19.
an address to the people
of Great-Britain, 19,23,
26 to 31.
an address to the inhabi-
tants of the colonics,
19, 23, 31 to 38.
an address to the people
of Quebec, be. 38, 39,
40 to 45.
on the occupation of posts in Men -
York, 70, 72.
• to prepare a letter to the people of

Canada, 74, 75, 76.
for a supply of ammunition and mili-
tary stores, 74, 77.
to establish a post for conveying let-
ters, fee. 76,121,124.
to prepare a letter to the convention

of Massachusetts, 77, 79.
to draft a petition to the king, 79, 86,
100. 104, 105.J06.
to prepare a second address to the in-
habitants of Great-Britain,
79, 89,106 to 111.
an address to the people of
Ireland, 79,121 125 to 129.
a letter to the inhabitants of
Jamaica, 79,121,122,123.
to form an estimate of money neces-
sary to be raised, 79.
an the manufacture of saltpetre, 81.
to prepare rules and regulations for

the army, 83, 90 to 98.
to superintend die printing of bills of

credit, 88.
to place the militia in a proper state
for defence, 88,89, 112, 117, 118,
119.
on the trade of the colonies, 114,121.
to report a plan for a general hospital,
120,121, 124,125.
to prepare an estimate of expenses,
120, 171.
on lord North's conciliatory motion,
121.
to revise the journals of Congress,
124,111, 145, 192,457.
for collecting lead and making salt,
134.
on the receipt and disposition of gun-
powder, 139, 149.
for supplying the army with medi-
cines.I M). (See Medical Committee.)
for settling the accounts of rifle com-
panies, 140, 141.
for supplying the armv with provi-
sions, 143, 214.
to consider the state of trade, 143,
146, 147, 148.
to purchase woollen goods, 143,150.
of Claims, 144, 240. CSee Claims.)
to confer with general Washington,
145,147, 162 to 165.
for intercepting two vessels belonging

to the enemy, 148, 149.
on the subsistence of officers, Sic. 152.
for fitting out armed vessels, 154, 159.

(See A'aral Committee.)
on property seized and destroyed by

the enemy, 156.
on an application from Nova Scotia.
161.171.

Committee to confer with general Schuvler, 162.

to purchase clodiing for tne army,

162, 268.

on the defence of South-Carolina,

162. 165, 166.

of New-York, 166,

218,224,226.

on the state of the treasury, 166, 182,

192,214,215.

(Secret,) 168. (See Secret Committee.)

on the defence of Virginia, 172, 196,

196,217,218.

for supplying soldiers in barracks,

174, 176.

on illegal ministerial proclamations,

175,192,199.

on the disposal of captured vessels and

cargoes, 177, 198, 228,289.
for examining frauds in executing

contracts, 181.
on the pavment and circulation of

bills of credit, 181,234.
on the defence of North-Carolina,
181, 191.
of correspondence, 192,205, 340.
on expresses for conveying intelli-
gence, 196, 202, 253.
of qualifications, 202, 238. (See

Qualifications.)
on arrest and imprisonment of sol-
diers for small debts, 202, 204, 216.
on fitting out a naval armament, 204,

2oe!

another appointed, 207. (See Ma-
rine Committee.)

on the defence of New-York, 218,
224, 225.

for supplying troops ordered to Ca-
nada, 230, 232, 292, 298, 300, 307,
336.

on the defence of the colonies, 233,
237, 298.

to prepare instructions to recruiting
officers, 234, 239.

on the purchase and casting of can-
non, 236. (See Cannon Commit-
tee.)

on a proposal of South-Carolina to
engage seamen, 238, 240.

on the trade of the colonies, 239, 256.

on a juet U/ibute of gratitude to the

memory of general Montgomery,

244,247.

to prepare a letter to the inhabitants
of Canada, 245, 246.

for establishing a war office, 246,
289, 321, 370. (See Board of War
and Ordnance.)

to prepare an address to the inhabi-
tants of the colonies, 246, 264.

for fortifying Hudson river, in New-
York, 248, 285.

on the payment of New-Jersey and
Pennsylvania troops, 248.

on Indian affairs, 248, 330, 331, 341,
403,472.481.

on inlistment of apprentices, anil per-
sons in debt, 249, 251, 252.

on exportation of naval stores, 256,
262.

to form the middle and southern colo-
nies, into departments, 263, 267,
274, 275.

for suhsis(ing troops in N. York, 263.

for superintending the treasury, 267,
273, 301, 302. (Sec Treasury Of-
fice of Accounts.)

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Committee on places where prizes are to be v..

for regulating the post-office, axa-
lablishing advice boats, 466, tfi,

of conference with lord Howe a*

•a m

on an appeal in the case of tfae tear

Thistle, and cargo, 470, 499. 300

to inquire into the conduct of W. Lnt-

ingslon, depot} etw-

missary general, 471.

state of die irm uj

New-Tork, 49^ 35.

to provide clothing, kc. for the aran,

494, 495, 497, 498. Sli

on an appeal in the case of the abm

Elizabeth, 502,515.
to prepare a plan for a militarv ar-J.
emy at the aran.
XC.
for providing car-
riages, 504, 511
the form of as oa'ji
for officer* of tU
army and aavr,
511,514
of Ways and Means to ranpfv lie

Treasury, 617, 535, 550, 501,'552.
on the disposition of negroes taken

by vessels of war, 517.
on an appeal in the case of the skip

Charming Peggy, 521.
on the capture and condemnation of

prizes, 521.
of intelligence, 522.
for regulating the Treason Boat*,

5j:. .

to engage wharf builders, 555. 528.530.
on resolutions of Maryland, ladaana

to quoia of troops, 527, 533.
on monopolizers of articles neceacan

for the army, 530.

on despatches stolen from Tim. Dad

531,534, 556, 563,538'

for suppressing internal enemies ««d

preventing iutelligeoce to other*.

534

Committee for promoting the manufacture of
muskets and bayonets, 273, 281,
292, 354 386.
on permits to. and destination of ves-
sels, 274, 278.
on the state of the colonics in the

southern department, 232, 298.
on the expenses of the war for the

year 1776, 284.
to superintend the printing of the
journals of Congress, 294.
n fortification of ports for the pro-
tection of cruisers, 297.
on tin* sale and consumption of teas,
308, 315.
on damages in certain cases of cap-
tures, 317, 321, 335,354, 463.
on the state of the eastern depart-
ment, 328, 340, 341.
on counterfeited bills of credit, 33!,
368, 385.
for raising ten millions of dollars, 335,
338, 367.
on New Hampshire grants, 337, 360.
to inquire into the conduct of commo-
dore Hopkins, 337.
discharged, and referred to Marine

committee, 408, 431.
for exchange of seamen, 338, 340.
on resolutions of the convention of

South Carolina, 319, 358, 3C7.
for supporting the American cause in

Cauada, 354, 355, 356,360,361.
to concert a plan of militarv opera-
lions, 357, 359, 3C0, 361 to 364.
on supplies and intelligence to the
enemy, 365, 379, 385, 426, 450.
directed to revise the rules and
articles of war, 374, 416, 435.
for establishing expresses between

the several posts, 365.
on a cartel between general Arnold
and captain Foster, 376, 403 to
406, 427.
to prepare a declaration of indepen-
dence, 369, 391, 394 to
396.
a form of confederation,
370,408.
a plan of treaties with for-
eign powers, 370, 416,
418, 4)7, 460.
on the defence of Georgia, 375, 399.
for exchange of prisoners of war,
376, 3S3, 385, 402, 418, 420.
on rules and regulations for Congress

during debates, 383, 403, 415.
on a provision for disabled soldiers

and seamen, 383, 454, 455.
on the causes of miscarriages in Ca-
nada, 385, 400, 417, 427, 468, 508.
to prepare a deuce for a seal of the

United Suites, 397, 450.
on a plot for liberating prisouers of

war, 407.

for augmenting the flying camp, 410,

419.

on confiscation of enemies' property,

415,417, 423.

on a proposal of the President of

South-Carolina, 423, 468, 508.

on the slate of NorUi-Carolina, 427,

430.

for encouragement of Hessians, kc.

tolcaw the British service, 436,413.

on the piratical seizure of American

vessels, 450.

on an appeal in the case of the sjoor

Betsey, 541, 554.
for restricting sutllers to the amy,
543
to confer with general Washington
558
to reinforce fhe American army, 558.
on an appeal, Levin Jones e>. Sloop

Vulcan, 562.
on die slate of the armv, 562, 553.
5S3. 534, 5&S
ou the plan of an artillery yard, 563
on capitulations entered "into bv ma-
jors Sherburne and Butlertieki. 564
on a proper method for establiaBBBf

and training cavalry, 565.
to prepare an address to the iakaki-

lants of America, 574. 576.
to transact special business of Con-
gress at Philadelphia, 680.
to prepare a plan for conducting thr
executive business of Congress.
563:
Commons of Great-Britain, Uieir conciliatory
proposition, 71.
76, 77, 111.
their opprrahr
acts. 16. 9?
Coms'.ock Adam, lieut. colonel, 468.

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