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New Hampshire,

Delaware,
Mr. Whipple,

ay ay

Mr. Dickinson, no } no
Massachusetts Bay,

Maryland,
Mr. S. Adams,

ау

Mr. Plater,
Gerry,
ay } ay
Раса,

no
Lovell,

Carmichael,
Rhode Island,

Henry,

ay Mr. Ellery,

ay Virginia,

ay Collins,

ay

Mr. T. Adams,
Connecticut,

M. Smith,
Mr. Spencer,

R. H. Lee,
New York,

North Carolina,
Mr. Jay,

Mr. Penn,

ay

ay
Duane,
ay
Sharpe,

ay
G. Morris,

ay
ay

South Carolina,
Lewis,

ay

Mr. Laurens,
New Jersey,

Drayton,

}
Mr. Fell,
Pennsylvania,
Mr. Armstrong,

Atlee,
Searle,
Muhlenberg,

Wynkoop,
So the states were equally divided.

Ordered, That the report, with the memorial, be re-
committed.

A letter, of this day, from Colonel F. Johnson was read,
inclosing sundry accounts:

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Board of
Treasury.

Ordered, That the consideration of the reports of the Board
of Treasury and Board of War be postponed.

The committee, to whom was referred the letter of 22, from General Greene, quarter master general, brought in a report; Whereupon,

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Your Committee, to whom was referred the letter of General Greene, of the 22d of April, 1779, beg leave to report:

That they have held a conference with Major General Greene, who informed the Committee that his Department is considerably in debt, and that the orders he has received from the Commander in Chief cannot possibly be complied with in the time specified for that purpose, unless he can receive very considerable supplies of money.

That General Greene also laid before your Committee letters and estimates relative to the number of Waggoners to be employed, and the mode of obtaining them, to which they pray that reference may be had, and whereon they submit the following resolution:

Resolved, That the quarter master general be empowered and directed to employ so many waggoners as shall be necessary for the use of the army, upon the best terms on which they can be obtained, provided such terms are approved by the Commander in Chief.

That General Greene further informed your Committee, that unless an answer can be had to his former requests touching the assistant and deputies in his Department they will not continue in the service, wherefore your Committee submit the following order:

Ordered, That the Board of War make report with all convenient speed upon the letter of the from the Quartermaster General.

That the General further informed your Committee that the jealousies and suspicions which have prevailed with respect to the mode of paying for the services rendered in his Department; the very considerable tho' unavoidable expenditures, and the obloquy to which he finds himself exposed thereby, lay him under a necessity of resigning his office of Quartermaster General unless it can be held consistent with his reputation; wherefore he prays that Congress will take his Department into their early consideration, Your Committee thereupon submit the following order:

Ordered that the arrangement and salaries of the Quartermaster General's Department be taken into consideration on next.1

A report from the Board of War on the salaries of officers in the department of the quarter master general was taken into consideration; after debate,

1 This report, in the writing of Gouverneur Morris, is in the Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 19, II, folio 439.

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Ordered, That the same be referred to the committee appointed to superintend the quarter master and commissary's department, and that they be directed to confer with the quarter master general, fill up the blanks and report to morrow morning.

Congress resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by the delegates of Rhode Island, and in lieu of the amendment moved by Mr. [Gouverneur] Morris and Mr. [James] Duane, viz. “upon condition that no farther or other wages be allowed to the said men by the said State, than what is paid to other the continental troops:”

A substitute was moved by Mr. [Thomas] Burke, and seconded by Mr. [William] Whipple, in the words following:

Provided, that the said State shall not augment the pay of the officers and soldiers of the said brigade, beyond the pay

allowed to officers and soldiers in the continental army. On the question to adopt the substitute in lieu of the amendment, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. [Gouverneur] Morris, New Hampshire,

Delaware, Mr. Whipple,

ay } ay

Mr. Dickinson, no | no Massachusetts Bay,

Maryland,
Mr. S. Adams, ay

Mr. Plater,
Lovell,

ay } ay
Paca,

ay no
Holten,
ay

Henry,
Rhode Island,

Virginia, Mr. Ellery,

ay

Mr. T. Adams,

} Collins, ay

Smith, Connecticut,

R. H. Lee,

ay Mr. Spencer,

North Carolina, New York,

Mr. Burke,

ay Mr. Jay,

Sharpe,
Morris,

South Carolina,
Pennsylvania,

Mr. Laurens,

ay Mr. Armstrong,

Drayton,

ay
Atlee,
Muhlenberg,
Wynkoop, ay

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So it passed in the negative.

A motion was made by Mr. [Gouverneur] Morris, and seconded by Mr. [Meriwether] Smith, to amend the amendment, by inserting after “State," these words, "whether by the name of pay, wages or subsistence, or in any other manner.

On which the yeas and nays being required by Mr. [Gouverneur] Morris, New Hampshire,

Delaware, Mr. Whipple,

no } no Mr. Dickinson, ay } ay Massachusetts Bay,

Maryland, Mr. S. Adams,

Mr. Plater,

ay Lovell,

Paca,

ay Holten,

Henry,

ay Rhode Island,

Virginia, Mr. Ellery,

Mr. T. Adams,

} Collins,

M. Smith,

ay no Connecticut,

R. H. Lee, Mr. Spencer,

no }

North Carolina, New York,

Mr. Burke, Mr. Jay,

ay

Sharpe,

ay Morris,

South Carolina, Pennsylvania,

Mr. Laurens,
Mr. Armstrong, ay

Drayton,
Atlee,

ay

div.
Muhlenberg,

Wynkoop,
So it passed in the negative.

On the question to agree to the amendment, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. (Gouverneur) Morris, New Hampshire,

Connecticut, Mr. Whipple,

no y no Mr. Spencer, Massachusetts Bay,

New York, Mr. S. Adams,

Mr. Jay,

ay

ay
Lovell,
no
Morris,

ау
Holten,
Rhode Island,
Mr. Ellery,

Collins,

no

no

no

ay

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Pennsylvania,

Virginia,
Mr. Armstrong, ay

Mr. T. Adams,

ay
Atlee,

ay
Smith,

ay ay
div.
Muhlenberg,

R. H. Lee,
Wynkoop,

North Carolina,
Delaware,

Mr. Burke,
Mr. Dickinson, ay { ay

Sharpe,
Maryland,

South Carolina,
Mr. Plater,

ay
Mr. Laurens,

ay

ay
Paca,

ay ay
Drayton,

ay
Henry,

ay
So it was resolved in the affirmative.

A motion was made by Mr. [Gouverneur) Morris, sec-
onded by Mr. [Meriwether] Smith, to add "and provided
that the continental battalions of the said State be first
compleated.”

On which the yeas and nays being required by Mr.
[Gouverneur) Morris,
New Hampshire,

Delaware,
Mr. Whipple,

no} no Mr. Dickinson, no } no
Massachusetts Bay,

Maryland,
Mr. S. Adams,

Mr. Plater,

ay Lovell,

Paca,

ay Holten,

Henry,

ay
Rhode Island,

Virginia,
Mr. Ellery,

Mr. T. Adams,

no
Collins,
no
Smith,

ay
Connecticut,

R. H. Lee,
Mr. Spencer,

no }

North Carolina,
New York,

Mr. Penn,
Mr. Jay,

ay

Burke,
Morris,

ay
Sharpe,

no
Pennsylvania,

South Carolina,
Mr. Armstrong, ay

Mr. Laurens,

div.
Shippen,

Drayton,
Muhlenberg, no

Wynkoop,
So it passed in the negative,
Adjourned to 10 o Clock to Morrow.

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