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A motion was then made by Mr. Clark, seconded by Mr. Osgood, to strike out the words, “the first resolve in," and on the question, shall these words stand ? the yeas and nays being required by Mr. Scott, N.-Hampshire, Mr. Livermore,

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A motion was then made by Mr. Madison, seconded by Mr. Scott, after the word "pustponed,” to insert the words“ until to-morrow :" on which the yeas and nays being required by Mr. Bland, N.-Hampshire, Mr. Livermore,

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So the question was lost.

A motion was then made by Mr. Lee, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, after the word "postponed,” to insert the words "until Monday next:" on which the yeas and nays being required by Mr. Carroll, N-Hampshire, Mr. Livermore,

|Pennsylvania, Mr. Montgomery, ay Mossachusetts, Mr. Patridge,

Smith,
Rhode Island, Mr. Ellery,

Clymer,
Cornell,

Atlee,
Connecticut, Mr. Law,

Delaware, Mr. Whiarton,
Wolcott,

Maryland, Mr. Carroll,
New-York, Mr. Scott,

Mr. J. Jones,
Virginia,

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Madison, ay
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Elmer,

Lee,

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S.-Carolina, Mr. Middleton,

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ay Georgia, Mr. Telfair,

ay N. W. Jones,

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FRIDAY, April 19, 1782. A report from the secretary at war was read, stating the inconvenience that may arise from the sale of the vessel lately used for a prison ship in the harbor of Boston.

Ordered, That it be referred to the superintendent of finance, as agent of marine, to confer with the secretary at war, and take order in the matter.

On a report of the secretary at war, to whom was referred a memorial of W. Turnbull & Co.

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Resolved, that the full sum paid by Messrs. Turnbull & Co. to the treasurer of the United States, for three pair of six pound cannon, sold with carriages of which they are destitute, be returned to them, and the bargain considered as null and void.

On the report of the secretary at war, to whom was referred a petition of lieut. Stratton,

Resolved, That it be recommended to the state of Massachusetts, to settle the pay and depreciation of pay due to lieut. Aaron Stratton, from the 1st of September, 1776, to the 21st of January, 1781, upon his producing certificates from the pay-master general of the army, and commissary general of prisoners, of the sums they have respectively paid to him on the above account, and to pay the same, charging the money so paid to the account of the United States.

On a report of a committee, consisting of Mr. Ellery, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Montgomery, to whom was referred a letter of April 6th, from the superintendent of finance, as agent of marine, respecting a claim of Mr. Jacobus Wynkoop,

Resolved, That it be recommended to the state of New York, to make up the depreciation on the pay which Jacobus Wynkoop hath received, and that upon his producing vouchers to ascertain the period when his actual services ceased, his accounts be finally settled at the treasury office of the United States, and whatever balance may be then found due to hiin, be put upon interest in the same manner as the balances of other public creditors.

The report of a committee, consisting of Mr. Carroll, Mr. Atlee, and Mr. Cornell, to whom was referred a letter of the 21st of February, from the governor of Connecticut, and a representation from the inhabitants of the western country, was called for; and that part of the report, so far as it relates to the letter of the governor of Connecticui, being read, namely,

That the ten companies mentioned in gov. Trumbull's letter of the 21st of February, 1782, to be raised for the defence of the state of Connecticut, be paid and subsisted while in actual service at the general expense, on the same terms as the troops on the continental establishment: provided the said state shall first fill up their quota of troops for the continental army; and that the officers be in proportion to the number of men in the field.

A motion was made by the delegates of Connecticut, to strike out the words after provided, and in lieu thereof to insert, " that no more officers be paid than those on the continental establishment, belonging to the line of said state in the continental army, unless the non-commissioned officers and privates in said line, and the levies both together, exceed the quota on the continental establishment ; in that case the officers to be paid in proportion to the number of such overplus, non-commissioned officers and privates, and that the said ten companies be under the orders of the commander in chief of the army of the United States."

And on the question to agree to this amendinent, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. Law, N.Hampshire, Mr. Livermore,

|Pennsylvania, Mr. Montgomery, Massachusetts, Mr. Patridge,

Smith,
Osgood,

Clymer,
Rhode Island, Mr. Ellery,

Atlee,
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Connecticul, Mr. Law,

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Virgmia, Mr. Jones,
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New Jersey,
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S.-Carolina, Mr. Middleton,
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A motion was then made by Mr. Wolcott, seconded by Mr. Cornell, to strike out the word " provided,” and what follows to the end,

and the question being put, “ shall the words moved to be struck out stand ?” Passed in the negative.

A motion was then inade by the delegates of Connecticut, to amend the report by adding the words following, “ provided that no more officers be paid than those on the continental establishment, belonging to the line of the said state in the continental army, unless the non-commissioned officers and privates in the said line, and the levies both together, exceed the quota on the continental establishment; in that case the officers to be paid in proportion to the number of such overplus, non-commissioned officers and privates; and that the said ten companies be under the orders of the commander in chief, to operate any where within the United States."

A motion was made by Mr. Clark, seconded by Mr. Cornell, to strike out the words, " to operate any where within the United States," and in lieu thereof to insert, "provided always, that no pay or subsistence be allowed to said troops on account of the United States, unless the state of Connecticut shall by law put the said tr ps under the command of the commander in chief of the army of the United States, to operate wherever he shall direct; and that they be paid and subsisted by the United States, for such time only as they shall be employed in the service of the United States by the express orders of the commander in chief.

On the question to agree to this amendment to the amendment, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. Wolcott, N.-Hampshire, Mr. Livermore,

Pennsylvania, Mr. Montgomery, ay
Massachusetts, Mr. Patridge, lay

Smith,
ay
Osgood, ay

Clymer,
Rhode Island, Mr. Ellery,

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ay

Wharton, ay
Wolcott,

ay
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Maryland, Mr. Carroll,
New York, Mr. Scott,

Virginia, Mr. J. Jones,
Floyd,

Madison,
New Jersey, Mr. Clark,

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Bland,
Elmer,
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Lee,

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S.-Carolina, Mr. Middleton,
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Bee,
Georgia, Mr. Telfair,

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ay

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Massachusetts, Mr. Patridge, ay

Smith,
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Clymer,
Rhocle-Island, Mr. Ellery,

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New-Jersey, Mr. Clark,

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New-York, Mr. Scott,

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Bland,
Elmer,
S.-Carolina, Mr. Middleton,

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SATURDAY, April 20, 1782. On report of a committee, consisting of Mr. N. W. Jones, Mr. Clark and Mr. Patridge, to whom was referred a memorial of John Edgar:

Resolved, That the superintendent of finance be, and hereby is, directed to afford to the said John Edgar such assistance as he may think reasonable for his support, until he be employed in such business as to render such assistance unnecessary, provided it shall not exceed one year.

A committee, consisting of Mr. Bland, Mr. Wolcott, and Mr. Atlee, to whom was referred a letter of the 11th of March, 1782, from major-general Greene, having delivered in a report, and the report being read :

Ordered, That it be referred to the superintendent of finance and secretary at war, to take order.

A letter, of the 19th, from Jonas Fay, Moses Robinson, and Isaac Tichenor, was read ; Whereupon, a motion was made by Mr. J.Jones, seconded by Mr. Madison, in the words following:

" Jonas Fay, Moses Robinson, and Isaac Tichenor, styling themselves agents and delegates from the state of Vermont, having, in their letter of the 19th instant, informed Congress, that in consequence of the faith of Congress, pledg. ed to them in and by a resolution of the 20th of August last, and by official advice from sundry gentlemen of the first characters in America, the legislature of Vermont have been prevailed upon to comply, in the most ample manner, with the resolution aforesaid."

Resolved, that the secretary be directed to apply to the said Jonas Fay, Moses Robinson and Isaac Tichenor, and request them to communicate to him the said official advice, together with the names of the gentlemen from whom the same was received."

On the question to agree to this, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. J. Jones, N- Hampshire, Mr. Livermore, no Y* Pennsylvania, Mr. Montgomery, Massachusetts, Mr. Patridge,

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Clymer,
Osgood,

Delaware, Mr. Dickinson,
Rhode-leland, Mr. Ellery,

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Cornell,
Virginia, Mr. Jones,

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no

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Wolcott,

Bland,
Nec-York,
Mr. Scott,
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Lee,
Floyd,

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Bee,
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MONDAY, April 22, 1782.
Parsuant to the resolution of 27th of February last, the superintendent
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finance reports, that he means to appoint Mr. Jonathan Burrell, of the state of Connecticut, a commissioner to settle the accounts in the commissary's department, unless Congress disapprove the choice.

On a report of a committee, consisting of Mr. Cornell, Mr. Montgomery and Mr. Dickinson, to whom was referred a report of the secretary at war:

Resolved, T'hat from and after the first day of May next, all resolves of Con. gress heretofore passed relative to rations, subsistence allowances to officers over and above their pay and what they are entitled to from the quartermaster's department, except the allowance to the general commanding the southern army, be, and they are hereby repealed: that from and after the first day of May next, each officer shall be entitled to draw daily the number of rations, and to receive monthly as subsistence the number of dollars and parts of dollars, affixed to their several ranks, viz. Rations Dols, per

Rations Dols. per per day. month.

per day, month. A major-general,

31 60-90 Deputy pay-master with ditto, 15 11 A brigadier-general,

25 30-90 Deputy clothier with the army, 1 3 15-90 A colonel,

12 60-90 Deputy post-master of the army, 1 A lieut. colonel commandant, 2 12 60-91 Commissary of forage, 13 11 A lieutenant-colonel, 11 Field commissary,

1 6 30-90 Major,

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1 6 30-90 Chaplain,

11 8 Director general ofthe hospital, 2 Captain,

1 630-90 Chief physician and surgeon, 2 Subaltern, 1 3 15-94 Hospital surgeon,

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1 Quarter-master general, 4 25 30-90

Ward-Master, 1 Deputy quarter-master with the southern army,

2 12 60-90 All officers in the line of the army employed in any of the staff departments, shall be entitled, while acting therein, to draw the same number of rations and like subsistence to which they are entitled by their ranks in the army; and when any persons, not in the line of the army, are employed in any of the staff departments, they shall be entitled to draw the same number of 'rations and subsistence as officers of the line, acting in similar stations in the staff with them, are entitled to draw.

No compensation shall hereafter be made to those officers who may neglect to draw rations to which they are entitled..

TUESDAY, April 23, 1782. On a report of the secretary at war:

Resolved, That Mr. Appleton, the commissioner of the continental loan-office in the state of Massachusetts, be, and hereby is directed to charge the United States with the sum of 16,666 60-90 dollars, new emission, advanced for the use of the quarter-master general's department; and that colonel Pickering, quarter-master general, give a receipt for and be debited with the same sum.

On report of a committee, consisting of Mr. Carroll, Mr. Boudinot and Mr. Clark, to whom was referred a letter of the 12th March, from Thomas Edison :

Resolved, That the superintendent of finance be, and hereby is, directed to afford the said Thomas Edison, such assistance as he may think reasonable for his support, until he be employed in such business as to render such assistance unnecessary, provided it shall not exceed one year.

On a report from the secretary at war, of the 23d of March, 1782,

Resolved, That all such sick and wounded soldiers of the arinies of the United States, who shall in future be reported by the inspector-general, or the inspector of a separate department, and approved by the commander in chief, or commanding officer of a separate department, as unfit for farther duty, either in the field or in garrison, and who apply for a discharge in preference to

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