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INDEX TO VOLUME I.

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Absence, delegates to obtain leave of, 177, 415.
Accomac and Northampton counties, in Virginia,
to be defended, 196, 197,230.
Accounts, orders for payment, to be signed by
the President of Congress, 145, (See Claims.)
Acts of the British parliament, restraining com-
merce, 99, 314.
Adams Samuel, delegates from Massachusetts,
John, 1, 50, 259.
William, on, his resignation ac-
cepted, 382.
Address to the king of Great-Britain, 16, 38, 39,
ids, io9, 106.
to the people of Great-Britain, 19, 23,
26 to 31, 100, 105 to 111.
to the inhabitants of the colonies, 19,23,
26, 31 to 38.
to the inhabitants of *# 38, 39,
40 to 45.

from the parish of St. John's, in Georgia,
3.
to the inhabitants of Canada, 74, 75, 76.
to the assembly of Jamaica, 122, 123.
to the people of Ireland, 125 to 129: .
to captain White-Eyes, an Indian chief,
208,209, 311, 312.
to the Onondago, and other tribes of
Indians, 369,481,572, 573.
Alone of Congress from Friday till Mon-
day, 382.
Adjutant-general, appointed, 365.
Adjutants of regiments, their pay and rank,481.
Admiralty courts established, 183, 184.
Advice boats, 461.
Agents in England, letters from Congress to, 39,
f 2
their circular letter, 55.
for prizes, appointed, 324,386.
for }. affairs, 311 `S
Agriculture, arts, &c. to be promoted, 293,294.
Aids-de-camp, their pay and rank, 87, 227, 328,
365.
Aitkin Robert, to print journals of Congress, 500.
Alarm posts to convey intelligence, 150.
Alexander Robert, a delegate from Maryland,
212, 415.
Allegiance to the British crown dissolved, 392.
Allen Etham, cruelly treated by the enemy, 196.
to be exchanged, 420.
William, lieutenant-colonel,226.
resigns, 422.
Allison rev. Mr. to preach on the general o
118.

appointed chaplaim to Congress,
58

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Alsop John, a delegate from New-York, 9, 50.
Alston William, lieutenant-colonel, 336.
America, state of, considered, 71, 72, 73,77, 78,
\ 79, 82,83.
American army, appointment of a general and
commander in chief of the, 83.
rank and pay of other officers of
the, 84, 123, 129, 130.
to be furnished with camp-equi-
age, &c. 87, 145, 175, 212,

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27, 25i, 358, 403,466, 493.
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American army, rules and regulations for the,
83, 90 to 98, 374, 435, 441,
448, 481,482 to 493.
increased, 123, 151, 153, 165,
203, 217, 218, 225, 230, 233,
242, 250, 298, 345, 346, 363,
386, 389, 390, 399, 419, 430,
465, 468, 476.
cause, proceedings relative to persons
disaffected to the, 219, 224,
225, 227, 254, 285.
colonies declared free and indepen-
dent states, 368, 369, 391,
392 to 396.
Anderson Ephraim, appointed adjutant, 185.
Andrew Doria, brig, officers, &c. of, to be paid,
506

Ann, communication to be opened between
Skenesborough and fort, 232.
Anstruther Mr. the case of his diamond ring,446.
captain, his petition rejected, 528.
Antil Edward, lieutenant-colonel, 244,

money advanced to, 246, 569,
576, 588.

continued in service, 495.

Mrs. permitted to go to New-York, 526.

Appeal in the case of Schr. Thistle, and cargo,
433,440, 454, 470, 499,
500

brigantime Elizabeth, 471,
502,507, 515, 516, 517.
ship Charming Peggy, 521.
sloop Betsey, 541,554,
Levin Jones, vs. sloop Wul-
can, 562.
Eseck Hopkins, vs. Rich-
ard Derby, 588. s
Appointments to places of profit, how determined,

Appraisers of clothing, to be appointed, 519, 520.
Apprentices, not to be inlisted without consent,

&c. 249, 251, 252.
Apsden Matthias, permitted to export produce,
254.

Arms, to be removed from Ticonderoga, 71, 72.
measures for a supply of, 74, 118.

manufacture of, recommended, 164.

purchased and repaired by Rhode-Island,
mot a continental charge, 197.

furnished the troops ordered to Northamp-
taken from tories, how disposed of,

from the enemy, 5
to be imported, $63, 530.
and other public property, to be returned,
474,

ton, 198. }
sent to Virginia, 319. 5

lost, or taken by the enemy, no allowance
to be made for, 517.

Armstrong John, brigadier general, 277.
ordered to South-Carolina,277.
permitted to return to Phila-
delphia, 474. *
Arnold col. Benedict, his letter from Crown-

Point, 77.
promoted, 233.

Assembly of Pennsylvania, (see Pennsylvania.)
Assistants to the do pay-master general,
allowed, 232
their pay, 232.
Association relative to non-consumption, non-
importation, &c. proposed and
agreed to, 19, 22, 23 to 26.
minth article modified, 331,
Auditor-general of the treasury, his office insti-
tuted, 302.
to take an oath of fidelity and
secrecy, 302.
his salary, 306.
appointed, 309.
money advanced to, 443.
Aurora, ship, to be fitted out, 508.
Aylet William, deputy commissary-general, 328.

Benedict Joseph, major, 280.
resigns, 334.
Bermuda, letters from the deputies in the island
of, 112, 138.
provisions allowed to be exported to,
j
excepted from regulations respecting
enemies’ property, 423.
*essels, with cargoes, not to be fitted
out for, 431.
Bernard and Wadden, proceedings respo;

Berton Peter, his petition rejected, 214.
Bessonet —, deputy post-master at Bristol, to
be dismissed from office, 556.
to be apprehended and brought
to Philadelphia, 556.
discharged, 562.
Betsey, sloop, to be sold, 455. ,
appeal in the case of, 541.
Beveridge David, his petition considered, 205.
Bicker #. major, 226.
Biddle Clement, deputy quarter-master general,

money advanced to, 409, 559.

Edward, a delegate from Penno,

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Billingsport,in New-Jersey, a redoubt,to be erect-

ed at, 374. o

Bills of credit, emissions of 87, 88,121, 123,205,
227, 270,335, 338, 353,420,

441, 585.

forms of, 88,271, 354. f
persons appointed to superintend
the printing of, 121.

to sign and number,

123, 205, 227, 271,

585

Arnold col. Benedict, his agreement at the Ce-
dars, 376, 403, 405.
proceedings between a
court-martial and, 462.
money advanced to John
Bonfield for, 479.
Articles of war, 83, 90 to 98.
to be republished, 175.
sent to Canada, 245.
revised, 374,435,441, 481,482
to 493

of confederation, (see confederation.)
Artillery, regiment to be raised in Virginia, 560.
field, and other officers of, 560.
Arundel Dohickey, appointed captain of artillo
88

money advanced to, 259, 3öö,
301.

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Bache Richard, comptroller of the post-office,
his letter, 531.
proceedings on, 531,538, 539.
appointed post-master geno

directed to dismiss — Besso-
met from office, 556, s
money advanced to, 559.
Bahama islands, excepted from regulations re-
specting enemies' property, 423,
Baldwin Jedutham, assistant engineer, homored
by Congress, 328.
appointed engineer, 464.
Bales Thomas, his proposal to furnish camp-
kettles accepted, 374.
Ballantime Patrick, apprehended and conso
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Ballots, when equal, how determined, 146.
Baltimore, removal of Congress from Philadel-
phia to, 578.
Bancombe Edward, colonel, 336.
Barbarie 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 Champlaim, 586.
Beane John, money paid to, 258.
Beaudreau Isaiah, money advanced to, 329.
Beaumont Henry, permitted to reside at Eliza-
bethtown, 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 lmuster-mâSter geno,

ordered to muster the Pennsyl-
* vania troops, 202,
appointed lieut. colonel, 241.
ordered to Canada, 276.
appointed muster-master ge-
meral, 379.
Beef and pork, salted, exportation prohibited#.

Beekman Gerard, W. money advanced to, 561.
Belletre M. money advanced to, 304,
Bellew Mrs, application of 338.

counterfeiters of, to be punished,
385.
drawn by the pay-master general to be P. j

of exchange, drawn by British officers, not
to be negotiated, 78.
Price and ‘Haywood, empow-
ered to draw, 323.
Bird Mark, money advanced to, 451.
Blacksmiths to be employed on Hudson river,461.
Blaine Ephraim, directed to furnish supplies to
troops at williamoyo

money advanced to, 326, 362,
416, 528.
appointed commissary of pro-
visions, 521. • ‘
Bland Richard, a delegate from Virginia, 1, 53.

Bland Richard, declines a re-election, 137.
Blue Mountain Valley, transport, captured, 250.
captain and mates per-
mitted to return to

Eugland,253.

cargo os, to be landed

and secured, 275.
cargo of, to be sold, 295
8: Treasury Office of Acc’ts.)
rdnance, 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, #
443, 453,457,478,479,481,
494. 501, 513, 515, 517, 523,
526, 534, 535, 542, 543, 544,
545, 547, 550, 551, 561,566,
567, 572, 588.
reports from, 381, 385, 386,
387, 397, 401,421,443,446,
447, 451,459, 470,495, 505,
515, 518, 522, 523, 526, 535,
536, 539, 547, 553,560, 561,
568

Board of Treasury,
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letters to and from, free of
postage, 469.
empowered to
oaths, 556.
Boerum Simon, a delegate from New York, 52.
Boger and Ball, lieutenants, paroled, 498.
Bonfield John, money advanced to, 479.
Bonvolour Momsr., his person and papers to be
seized and examined, 562.
Boston, hostile appearances at, 16, 17, 13.
may be attacked when the General thinks
fit, 213
taken by the American army, 297, 298.
vessels, &c. left there, how disposed of,
331, 332, 334.
Bouderot Bazil, proceedings relative to, 450.
Bounty, in the account exhibited by Rhode-Is-
land, mot to be allowed, 198.
for seamen imported, 319.
to soldiers who inlist for three years,

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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 Lam-
caster on parole, 245.
Donald,deputy quarter-master gene#
18.
proceedings of a court martial
- against, 447.
Camp equipage to be §: 145, 175, 212,
221, 251,398,409, 460,498.
Canada, letter from Congress to the people of,

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not to be invaded by the colonists,
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Bounty for soldiers who inlist during the %.

for the capture of British vessels, §.
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-
point brigade majors, 301.
Brigadiers, provincial, to be 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.
Bruyn Jacobus S., lieut. colonel, 387.
Buckner Mordecai, colonel, 263.
money advanced to, 531.
Budden, 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, appointed dep, adj. general, 279.
promoted, 347.
Burbeck, lieut. colonel, dismissed from the con-
timental 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, o surrenders the post at the Ce-
ars, 403.
his conduct censured by Congress,
405,

to be tried by a court martial, 427
farther proceedings of Congress in

the case of 564.

American troops sent to, 229, 230, 24i,
242, 243, 362.
Commissioners appointed to "; with,
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Canada, General Gates to take command of
forces im, 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 be 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.
o. of Virginia to purchase, 545.
ommittee appointed, 236, 266, 270.
references and directions to,
264,366,269,270,316,344,
378,417,420,424,542,561.
money advanced to, 344,

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confined in gaol, 167.
petitions Congress, 238,240.
removed from Connecticut
to Massachusetts, 343.
Claims, committee of, appointed, 144.
reports from, 145, 146,
47, 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, 308, 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, how *;

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1. Conumissary general appointed, 120.

to provide beef and pork,
147, 164,563.
pay and rations of persons

in his department, 355.
to supply the northern ar-

mies, 401, 472.

to make weekly returns,
431.

to provide salt, 499.
to appoint conductors of
stores, 511.
to purchase provisions in
the Southern States,
58

money advanced to the,
156, 325, 379, 546, 558,
62, 583.
of stores for the New York
department, 130, #:

Commissioners for Indian affairs appointed, 113,

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their powers and

duty, 113, 114.
money advanced
to, 113, 418,
481, 567,
to treat with Canada, 289, $90.
their instructions, 289 to 292.
to settle accounts in Čanada, 381.
of army accounts, 412.
instructions to, 556.
for accounts of New York, 417.
instructions to, 444.
for accounts of the northern de-
partment, 425.
instructions to, 537.
to audit accounts in Virginia, 476.
*Commissions to commanders of private ships of
war, form of, 303
Committee, to state the rights of the colonies, 7,
\ , 9, 15, 19 to 22.
to examine statutes affecting trade
and manufactures, 7, 8, 9, 14.
on a non-importation agreement, &c.
15, 19, 22, 23 to 26

Committee to confer with general Schuyler, 162,

to purchase clothing for the army,
, 268.
on the defence of South-Carolina,
162, 165, 166.
of New York,' iès,
218, 224, 226.
on the state of the treasury, 166, 182
192, 214, 215
(Secret.) 168. (See Secret Committee.)
&n the défence 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 payment 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,

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Committee, to prepare an address to the king of

Great-Britain, 16, 38,

39, 45,46 to 49.

a letter to general Gage,

18, 19.

an address to the pecple

of Great-Britain, 19,23,

26 to 31.

an address to the inhabi-

tants of the colonies,

19, 23, 31 to 38.

an address to the people

of Quebec, &c. 38, 39,

40 to 45.

on the occupation of posts in New-

York, 70, 72.

to prepare a letter to the people of
anada, 74, 75, 76.

for a supply of ammunition and mili-
tary stores, 74, 77.

* to establish a post for conveying let-

ters, &c. 76,121, 124.
to prepare a letter to the convention
of Massachusetts, 77, 79.
to draft a petition to the king, 79, 86,
100, 104,105,106
to prepare a second address to the in:
go habitants of Great-Britain,
** 79, 89, 106 to 111.
an address to the people of
Irelaad, 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.
* on the manufacture of saltpetre, 81.
to prepare rules and regulations for
the army, 83, 90 to 98.
to superintend the printing of bills of
credit, 88.
to place the militia in a proper state
or defence, 88, 89, 112, 117, 118,
119

on the trade of the colonies, 114, 121.
to report a plan for a general hospital,
20, 121, 124,125.
to prepare an estimate of expenses,
120, 171.
on lord North's conciliatory motion,
121,

to revise the journals of Congress,
124,144, 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,140. (See Medical Committee.)
for settling the accounts of rifle com.
f *. 140, o: my
or supplying the army with provi-
o214, p
to consider the state of trade, 143,
146, i47, its
to purchase woollen goods, 143,150.
of Claims, 144, 240. (See Claims.)
to confer with general Washington,
145, 147, 162 to 165.
for intercepting two vessels belonging
to the enemy, 148, 149:T
on the subsistence of officers, &c. 152.
for fitting out armed vessels, 154, 159,
(See JNaval Committee.)
on property seized and destroyed by
the ememy, 156.
on an application from Nova Scotia,
61, 171,

another appointed, 207. (See Ma-
rine Committee.)
on the defence of New-York, 218,
224, 225.
for supplying troops ordered to Ca-
mada, 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 cam-
non, 236. (See Cannon Commit-
tee.
Old Brown of South-Carolina to
engage seamen, 238, 240.
on the trade of the colonies, 239, 256.
on a just tribute 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, and per-
sons in debt, 249, 251, 252.
on exportation of naval stores, *:::

to form the middle and southern colo-
mies into departments, 263, 267,
274, 275.
for subsisting troops in N. York, 263.
for superintending the treasury, 267,
273, 301, 302. (See Treasury Of.
fice of Accounts.)

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