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* of the Government, which had taken them under its Protedion, threatened.

* the Deftrudion of other Indians remaining there, tho- they had given the

* flrongefl Proofs of their Attachment to the Britifli Nation ; I did, at the

* Requefl of Governor Penn, grant a Paflport for their fafe Condudt through

* this Province, in their Way to Sir William Johnson. They proceeded as
' far as Amboy, but being refufed a Paffage through the Government of Neiv-

* Tcrk, they are fince returned to Philadelphia. A fmall Number of them,

* who were well recommended to me, are, with my PermifTion, placed near
' Woodbury, I having received AiTurances that the Townfhip will be put to no
' Charge for their Support. The principal Inhabitants there have given them
' a friendly Reception ; and I truft, that there is not a Perfon in this Province,
' but has a jufl Abhorrence of the unmanly Behaviour of thofe lawlefs Rioters of
' Pennfyhania. — To be ardently inclined to have the Indians now at open War
' with us feverely chaftifcd for their Perfidv, is highly commendable ; yet, furely,
*i not only Humanity, but found Policy, and common Senfe, didlate that we
' (hould give all the Encouragement and Protedion in our Power to thofe who
' fliew themfelves our Friends at fuch a Jundure. '

'Frequent Meetings of the Legiflature PweH know to be attended with

* Inconvenieiice to your private Affairs. It is therefore my fixed Intention

* never to call you together but when the publick Service makes it neceflary.
.* Perhaps the' going at this Time into the Confidcration of the current Bufinefs of

* the Year, may prevent the Occafion of a Seffion at an inconvenient Seafon :

* If this fhould be your Opinion, you may depend that my Concurrence will

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Ordered,
That his Excellency's Speech have a ftcond Reading.

A Petition v/as prefentcd to the Houfe, from a large Number of the Inhabitants of
the Northern Parts of the Townfhip of Shrew/bury, in the County of Monmouth ;
letting forth the Di.'ficulties they labour Under, in paying their Taxes and tranfafting
their publick Town Bufinefs, by Reafon of the Extent of their Townfhip, and the
Diftancc many of them arc from the Metropolis of the lame ; praying a Law to annex
them to other Townfliips more contiguous, or to eredl a new Townfhip ; which wa*
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. A



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A Petition was prefented to the Houfc, from Jcfeph Behringer, and others, Foreigner* ;
prayinc a Law tor their Naturalization -, which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from feveral Prifoners confined for Debt, in
Monmouth County Gaol •, praying for an inlblvent Aft ; which was read, and ordered
a fecond Reading.

Ordered^

That Mr.lVetherill, Mr. Dty, Mr. John Laiurence, Mr. Hart, Mr. Borden, Mr.
Skinner, Mr. Jehnfton, and Mr". Keajley, or any three of them, be a Committee to
infpea and fettle all pubiick Accounts wliich may come before the Houfc this Seffion.

Mr. John Lawrence, from the Comm.ittee appointed laft Seffion, for fettling the
Accounts of Jofeph 2'ard, Efq-, informed the Houfe, that Mr. 2'ard had deceafed
fince the Appointment of fiid Committee, and that the Executors of the Deceafcd had
not hitherto prepared the faid Accounts for a final Settlement.
Ordered,

That Mr. John Lawrence, Mr. Borden, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Fiper, or any three
of them, be a Committee, to inipeft and fettle the faid Accounts, during the Vacation,
and make Report to the Houfe, at next Sitting of Affembly.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of
Nottingham, in the County of Burlington ; fetting forth, that by Law, the Bridge over
JJfanpink Creek, on the Road leading from Nottingham to Trenton, lliall be repair.-d
or rebuilt, two Thirds at the Expence of the County of Hunterdon, and one T hud
Fart at the Expence of Nottingham -, that the Inhabitants of Nottingham, have builc
Part of faid Bridge of Stone, and the other Part is buiit of Wood -, praying a Lavv
to oblige the County of Hunterdon to build their Part of faid Bridge ot Stone ; which
was read, and ordered a fec«nd Reading.

A Pedtion was prefented to the Houf;, from fundry of the Inhabitants of the Town-
Ihips of Chefterfield and Nottingham, Proprietors of a Trad of Marfli and Meadow
Ground, lying in Nottingham, bounding on the South Eaft by Crc£w:ch Creek, arid
on the North Weft by Delaware River ; praying, for the Reafons dicrtin contamed,
that a Law may be paffcd, declaring Crojfwicks Creek, from Watfcn'% Ferry down .to
the Mouth of the fame, a good and lawful Fence -, and .that Cattle croffing the iame
may be deemed Trefpaflers ; and that the Owners and Proprietors only, may have
Liberty to turn their Cattle into faid Meadows, at particular Seafons ot the \ ear,
and in Proportion to their Rights ;. which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from Mary Fan Toorhees and Brook f armor,
fetting forth, that they having Demands againft the Colony, made Application tO the
Commiffioners appointed to adjuft and pay the Claims of Perfons for Services to the
Government in the late War ; who think themfelves not at Liberty to aniwer the
fame ; praying the Houfe to take their Demands into Confideration, and grant thenx
fuitable Relief ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of Ejje»
County •, praying for the Reafons therein contained, that a Road may be laia out
through the Commons and Town of Bergen, from Kill Van Kull to the Point of Bergen,
oppofite to Neiv-7'crk ; and Ferries eftablhhed acrofs Kill Van Kull, and the Norib-
River; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M.

The Houfe met.

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Time, and (with the Letters and Papers

therein mentioned) committed to a Committee of the whole Houle.

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The Houfc accordingly refolved itfdf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on
his Exctllency's Speech, ts^c. Atter Tome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed
the Chair, and IMr. Fijher, Chairman of the Committee, reported, that the Committee
had gone through his ExceMcricy's Speech, (Jc. and come to feveral Refolutions j
which by Leave, he reported as follows ;

Refohed,
That an humble Addrefs be preiented to his Excellency, in Anfwcr to his Speech.
To which the Houfe agreed.
Refohed,
That a Bill bs brought in, tor raifing a Number of Men, not exceeding Six-Hundred,
for the enfuing Campaign ; and that faid Bill be guarded with a Claufe, appointing Com-
miffioners to levy the laid Numbsr of Men, agreeable to the Quotas heretofore ufual
in the Northern Colonies, whenever the Colonies fhall enter into ofFenfive Meafures
againft the Indian Enemy : And on the Queilion, Whedier the Houfe agrees thereto,
or not ? it paffed in the Affirmative, as lollows :

"YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. SiiTiner, Mr. Fijhcr, Mr. John La^reuce, Mr. JVcthcrill,

Mr. JohnJJon, Mr. Hcghland, Mr. Borden, Mr. R. La-wrtncc,

Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Van Ciefon, Mr. Hart. Mr. Clement,

Mr. John Ogden, Mr. Dey, Mr. Keajbej.

Two Members prelent in the Houfe, were excufcd from voting.

Refolved,
That tor Levying, Cloathing and Paying the faid Forces, and for other Purpoics,
the Sum of £. 30,000, be immediately fl-ruck, in Paper Bills of Credit. To which
the Eloufe agreed.
Refolved, ■
That the Government be fupported for one Year, to commence the 2ifl; Day of
May next. To which the Houfe agreed.
Ordered,
That Mr. Smith, Mr. Fifher, Mr. Hart, Mr. J. Lawrence, and Mr. Borden^ be a
Comm.ittee, to prepare the Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency.
Ordered,
That Mr. Skinner, Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Anderfon, and Mr. Bey, be a Committee
to bring in a Bill, for raifing the aforefaid Forces, i^c.
Ordered,
That Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Hcgkland, Mr. Clement, and Mr. Keafbey, be a Committee
to bring in a Bill, for Support of Government.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from the Owners and Pofleflbrs of the Salt
Meadow and Marlb, lying on the North Side of Rariton River, fctting forth, that
they have given the Notice ordered by the Houfe, at a former SelTion of Affembly,
of their Application for a Law, to prelerve faid Meadows and Marlh from the Damage
frequently done thereon by CattleJ; praying Leave now to bring in a Bill for that Purpofe;
which Petition was read ; and it appearing to the Houfe, that the Petitioners have given
the Notice required, and no Objedions appearing againft the fame j
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in faid Bill.

Whereupon Mr. IVethei-ill, in Behalf of faid Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled, '
An Aft to preferve the Meadow and Marfh lying on the North Side of Rariton River,
Sec. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of Perth-
Amboy •, praying a Law to raife a Sum of Money by Lottery, for repairing the Prcf-
b/terian Meeting-Houfe in Pertb-Amboy ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading*

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning, Nine o'clock.

C Friday,



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Friday, February 17, 1764.
The Houfe met.

Mr. Skinner, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofc, brought in a Bill,
entitled, Jn Aft for raifing a Number of Men, in the ufual Proportion, not exceeding
Six Hundred, Officers included, for the enfuing Campaign, and 7naking Provifion for
the fame ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Dey, from the Committee for that Purpole appointed laft Seflion, reported,
they had examined the Mufter Rolls of the Year 1 761, and find that John Reeker was
entered and continued on the Mufter Rolls of Col. Uunt\ Company, untill the 20th
of November, in laid Year.
Ordered,

That Col Hunt do forthwith attend this Houfe, to anfwer this Part of faid Reeker''^
Complaint againft him; and that the Serjeant at Arms do ferve him with this Order.

Mr. fVetherill, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill
for the Support of Government ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition from Shrewfhury, for dividing faid Townfiiip, was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the faid Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for dividing faid Townfhip
at the next Sedion, provided publick Notice thereof be in the mean Time given in all
the Townfliips concerned, by affixing up Advertiiements in Five of the moft publick
Places in the County, and that the neceffary Proof of this being done be then made,
and no leafonable Objeftion appearing.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from a Number of the Inhabitants of the
Counties of Effex and Bergen, praying, for the Reafons therein given, that in Cafe a
Road fhould be thought neceffary to be laid out from any Place near Nexvark to Ne-uu-
Tork, and Ferries eftabliihed acrofs Paffaick, Hackinfack and the North River, that the
faid Road may tun from Second River through Col. John Schuyler's Cedar Swamp, and
acrofs Bergen to Paulus Hook ; which Petition was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Bill, entitled, y^n Aft to preferve the Meadoivs and Marfh lying on the North
Side of Rariton River, i^c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Johnfton
and Mr. Cooper.

The Petition from Bergen and Effex, for a Road to be laid out from Second River
to Paulus Hook ; and the Petition from Effex County, for a Road from Kill van Kull
through Bergen, to Paulus Hook, were read the fecond Time; and the Petition from
Newark and Morris County, for a Road from Newark to Paulus Hook, formerly
prefented to the Houfe, was aifo read; and the Houfe being informed, that Perfons
were attending at the Door in order to be heard in Support ot the faid Petitions, they
were admitted and heard, and then withdrew.

The Houfe taking the above Matters into Confideration,

Ordered,
That Mr. John Ogden and Mr. Dey, be a Committee to bring in a Bill appointing
Commiffioners to la^^ out a Road from Kill van Kull, nearly oppofite to the Dutch Church
on Staien Jfland, through Bergen to Paulus Hook ; and alfo appointing CommiflTioners
to layout a Road at luch Place as they fliall judge moft proper, either from Newark
or Second River, or any Place between or contiguous thereto, and to run acrols the
Rivers Paffaick and Hackinfack to Paulus Hook ; and for eftablifhing the neceflary
Ferries.

The Petition from Jofeph Behringer, and others. Foreigners, for Naturalization,
was read the fecond Time; and the Petitioners produced a Certificate to the Houle,
certifying that they have taken the ufual Oaths, and made and fublcribed the Decla-
ration enjoined by Law. Ordered,



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Ordered^
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill for their NaturaHzation.
^Whereupon Mr. Fifoer, in their Behalfs, brought in a Bill, entitled,' An Aft te
Isaturahze Jofeph Behringer, Isc. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P, M,

The Houfe meti

The Bill, entitled, An A6i for rai/mg a Number cfMen, i^c. was read the fecond
Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houle.

J)^-^^-'^!^ accordingly rcfolvcd itfdf into a Committee of the whole Houfe on the
aforefaid Bill :

^Arcer lome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr Fi/hcr
Chairman of the Commutee, repcned, that the Committee had gone through the faid
Bill and made feverai Amenamer.ts thereto; which Bill with the Amendments, beins
read in the Houie, v,as agreed to, and ordered to be engrofled.

/ The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'CIock.

Saturday, February i8, 1764.

The Houfe met.

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from Adam Shaw, late Lieutenant ih
Capt. Jchnjon s Company, in the Province Service, fctcing forth, that upon the Deceafe *^
ot Capt johnfon, toe Command devolved upon this Memorialift; that he conceives '
he ought to receive Captain's Pa; for the Time he had the Command; that he has not
received any Pay either as Captain or Lieutenant during the faid Service; that he was
obliged to ankver to a Doctor for Services done the Companv, by Order of the
Commanoing Officer, to the Amount of U^. Tcrk Money; and thaJ he was obIi<.ed
to kirnrA N eceffaries tor the Soldiers, in order to enable them to perform Duty ; pravmff
the Houfe to tike the above Matters into Confideration, and grant fuitab eVliet^
Which was read, and ordered a iecond Readinc-

Mr. Jobnfton, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled An
AaioenaUe theO-^n:rs crd Pojfejfcrs of certain Meadoz^s and Marfh lying in P.fcataway,
r-?R? -^ ./Middleiex, /. mau and keep open the neceffary BrLs, Sc. reported th^
faid Bill witaleveral Amendments thereto; which Bill being again read, was agreed to
by the Houle, and ordered to be engroifed. "o''-'^" '"

Mr. ^;«//-5' laid before (he Hoiife feverai Letters he had received from the Accent with
his Accounts; which were read. ^ '

The Bill for Support of Government, was read the fecond Time, and committed to a

Committee of tne whole Koufe.

/•l^.^^^f^ "Tf'^'r"'^ '/"'"'"^ ''^'^^ ^"'° " Committee of the whole Houfe on the
MrTifr^ After forre Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and

^rfn 11 7""'" ?' ^^.T'-?"' ''P°"=^' '^^' the Committee had gone thro"
tne faid Bill and come to feverai Reiolutions; which by Leave he reported, as follows •

Kejolved, "^

.J,}"^^- '"} ^"d by faid Bill, when paffedinto a Law, there be paid to his Excellency
mcka^FrankUn, Efq; T^l^ Hundred Pounds per Annum, to commence thrTwent/-

or not .'■ It paffed in the Affirmative as follov.-s ; ,

YEAS,



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YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Skinner, Mr. Hcghland, Mr. BorJen, Mr. U'ethirill,

Mr. Johnfion, Mr. Vangefon, Mr. Cooper, Mr. H. Laivrenci,

Mr. Anderfcn, Mr. Z)^_)', Mr. Keajhy, Mr. Clement.

Mr. J.Ogdin, Mr. Smith, Mr. //ar^, who voted for I ooo I.

Mr. Fijhcr, Mr. y. Laturence,

To the Honourable Charles Read, Efq; Chief Juftice of this Cclony, Ow? Hundred
and Fifty Pounds per Annum, to commence from the Date of his Commiflion. To
which the Houle agreed.

To the Honourable Samuel Nevill, Efq-, Second Juftice of the Supreme Court of
this Colony, Fifty Pounds per Annum. l"o which the llouie agreed.

To the Honourable John Berrien, Efq-, Third Juftice of the Supreme Court of this
Colony, Fifty Pounds per Annum, to commence irom the Date of his Commiffion. To
which the Houfe agreed.

To Courtland Skinner, Efq; Attorney General of this Colony, Thirty Pounds per
Annum. To which the Houfe agreed.

To Samuel Smith and Stephen Skinner, Efqrs-, Treafurers of this Colony, each Foi'ty
Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe agreed.

To Charles Read, Efq-, Clerk of the Council, Thirty Pounds per Annum. To which
the Houfe agreed.

To Jcfeph Shertvood, Efq-, Agent of this Colony at the Court ot Great Britain, or to
the Agent for the Time being, appointed by the Houie of Repreientativcs, the Sum of
Eighty Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe agreed.

To John Smyth, Efq-, Clerkof the Circuits of this Colony, Tiventy Pounds per Annum.
To which the Houfe agreed.

To the Door-Keeper of the Council, Ten Pounds per Annum. To which the Houfe
agreed.

To his Excellency William Franklin, Efq-, Si^ity Pounds per Annum, for Houfe-Rent,
provided he makes Pertb-Ambcy or BurUnglcn the Place ot his Refidence. To which
the Houfe agreed.

To any one of the Juftices of the Supreme Court, for attending Circuit Courts, and
Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in the Manner prefcribed by laid Adl, the Sum oi Ten
Pounds, for each Time. To which the Houle agreed.

To each of the Council, for the Time they may attend at any Sitting of General Af-
fembly within the Time, Six Shillings per Diem. To which the Houle agreed.

To Abraham Clark, jun. one of the Clerks of the Houfe of Reprefentatives, or any
other Clerk for his Attendance, the Sum of Ten Shillings per Diem : AUo Four-pence per
Sheet, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet, for entering the Minutes fair in the Book,
and copying the Laws and Minutes for the Printer ; and to faid Abraham Clark, the Sum
of Ten Pounds, for Pen, Ink, ?nd Paper, and hiring Clerks to forward the Bufinefs of
this Scffion. And to Richard Smith, for the faid Services in the laft Seffion, Fifteen
Pounds. To which the Houfe agreed.

To the Secretary, for copying the Publick Laws to fend home to England, during the
Continuance of fud Adl, Four-pence y>^x S\xtd, reckoning Ninety Words to the Sheet.
To which the Ploufe agreed.

To each of the Treafurers of this Colony, Six pence per Pound, for exchanging
ragged and torn Bills of Credit -, alio Fifteen Pounds each, for their extraordinary Ser-
vices. To which the Houfe agreed.

To James Parker, or any other Printer, for printing the Laws and Minutes, fuch
Sums as John Johnfion, Hendrick Fifhcr, John F/etherill, John Hoghland and John
Ogden, Efquires, or any two of them, fliall agree to be paid for the fame. To which
the Houfe agreed.

To the Serjeant at Arms for the Time being, who fhall attend the Council, the Sum
oi Three Shillings per Diem. To v/hich the Houfe agreed.

To the Serjeant at Arms* who flrall attend the Houfe of Reprefentatives, the Sum of
Three Shillings per Diem. To which the Houfe agreed.

To the Door-Keeper of the Houfe of Reprefentatives for the Time being, who Ihtil
attend in Manner aforefaid, the Sum of Three Shillings and Six Pence per Dtcm. To
which the Houfe agreed. To



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To Johv Johnjloit, Efq-, to pay for a Room for the AflembJy, Twenty Shillings per
Weeki and alio Fifteen Shillings per Week, to pay for a Room, Firewood and Candles,
for the Council, during any Sitting within faid lerm. To which the Houfe agreed.

To Sami'.d Smith, Eiq; to pay Jofeph Sberzuood, Efq; Agent of this Colony, Thirty
Pounds per Year, for petty Expences, for each of the Years One Thoufand Seven Hun-
dred and Sixty One, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty Two, One Thoufand
Seven Hundred and Sixty Three, and One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty Four.'
To which the Floufe agreed.
Ordered,

That faid Bill as reported and agreed to, be engrofled.

The Bill entitled, An Aft to naturalize Jofeph Behringei;, &c. was read the iecond
Time, and agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled.

The Petition from feveral of the Inhabitants of Jmhy, praying for a Lottery, to repair
the Prefnyterian Meeting Houi'e in laid Amboy, was read the iecond Time ; and on the
Queftion, whether the Prayer of the Petition be granted or not ? It was carried in the
Affirmative, as follows :

VEAS. YEAS. NAYS: ' NAYS.

Mr. Siinmr, Mr. Fifier, Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Clement,

Mr. Johnjha, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. yangeifon, Mr. Confer,

Mr. Wetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. J. La-ivrence, Mr. Keafiy.

Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Hart. Mr. Borden

Ordered,
That Mr. Skinner and Mr. Johnjlon be a Committee to bring in a Bill, agreeable to
the Prayer of the above Petition.

Mr. John Ogden, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought In a Bill,
entitled. An A&fcr laying out tvso feveral Roads, leading through the Townfhtp of Bergen
to Paulus Flook, &c. which was read and ordered a Iecond Reading.

Mr. Borden, from the Committee on publick Accounts made the following Report.
To which the Houfe agreed.

Dr. 'EWii'DiyX.o'a, Pajmafler of the'iievi-]tTky Regiment. Contra Cr.

1762, To C?Jh. itcx\\ei oi Andrenju Johnjlon, Efq; 17^2, By Cafli paid 5a»7Bf/i/a»/'s Men, ^fr

Ma;f, £. 4+1 0-0 Mailer Roll. . - - _ . . £. 1975-1-^,

To Do. received of Do. 1260-0-0 By Ho. p:i'id ITUliaM McDonald's, per Do. 51-10-0

To Do. received of Do. , - - 54-0-0 By Do. per Thomas J ohifon'i'Do. - - 1567-5. u

June, To Do receive ' of .S'<i»:Mf/.y«jVjfr, Efq; 3000-0-0 'By Do. per U^illiam Faliner's Do. - - ijg-ii-j

Dec. To Do. received of Do -' 350-0-0 By Do. per E/ias Dayton's Do. - - 1765-6-5

To Do. received of Stephen Siinner, Efq; 590-0-0 By Do. paid Jonathan Stoat,is'L\enteDAnt, 58-15-11

— ^ ByDo.paidccntinger.tCharges/rReceipts. 9-14-0

5675-0-0 i .

To Billance due to £/iizj i5a)/oa z-jz 6 a 5566-6-0

fey CommilTions at Tivo per Cent. - 111-6-6



^^.5677-12-6



£.S677.12-(J



Ife the Suhfcrlbers, being three of the Committee for Accounts, da hereby certify, that ixie have examined
the Accounts and Vouchers of the above Elias Dayton, and do report his Accounts as above :

JOSEPH BORBEN, jun.
Febnmry li, j-jCif. JOHN JOHNSTON.

JOHN LAWRENCE.

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The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P, M.

The Houle met.

A Memorial was prefented to the Houfe, from Stephen Crane, Efq-, fetting forth, that
he was appointed Paymafter and Victualler of the Forces on the Frontiers, in the Year
One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight ; That faid Forces was expedled to be
kept up until the Twenty-firft of May following, in Confequence whereof he laid in a
Stock of Provifions in the Fall of the Year j That faid Forces were dilbandcd fooner

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than he-expc6ted, and the Provifion fo found, being placed at different Stations, great
Part of it was entirely loft; That the Committee appointed to fettle his Accounts, re-
fufed to make any Allowance therefor, unlefs the Hoiife fhould adviiethe Tame ; And
that he had cloathed and victualled a Number of Men that attended the Go 'ernor at ths
Tieaty at Eafton, the Expence of which, and the Damages he fuftained by tiie Lofs of
Provifion, amounts to One Hundred and Sixty Eight Pounds, Eighteen Shillings and
Nine Pence •, defiring that the fame may be allowed ; which was reau, and ordered a
fecond Reading.



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Hendrick Fijher d.nd James Parker, Efquires, two of the Managers of the Provincial
Lotteries, laid their Accounts before the fioufe for their Inipedtion.

On a Motion made,

Refolved,
That It is the Opinion of this Houfe, \.h.iX.Jo7iathan Hampton, Elq-, is authorized by
Law to pay the Militia lately ilationed on the Frontiers of this Province, and fettle and
difcharge all Accounts relative thereto.

The Serjeant at Arms informed the Houfe, that he had ferved the Order of Yefterday
■with him intrufted, on Col. Htait, who, in Obedience to faid Order, had com • to
Town, and was attending at the Door.

Col. Hunt accordingly was ordered into the Houfe, and heard, as well touching that
Part of John Reeker's Complaint, wherein he is charged with receiving the Wages of
faid Reeker, as a Soldier in the Pay of this Province, after faid Reekervi.\% fold as a Ser-
vant to a Suttler, as concerning the faid Col. Hunt\ receiving other Monies on Ac-
count of faid Reeker, not by him accounted for. The faid Col. Hunt then by Order
withdrew.

The Houfe taking the above Matters into Confi.eration, and being dellrous of



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