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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1779

A letter, of 21 August, from Major General Gates, was read:

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Board of War.
A petition of Benjamin Pollard, was read:
Ordered, That it be referred to the Board of Treasury.

The Committee on the Treasury, to whom was referred the Petition of Benjamin Pollard, of the State of Virginia, setting forth that in the month of May last, when the Enemy invaded the said State, they took or destroyed sundry Loan office certificates, as appears by the depositions accompanying the said Petition, which were the property of him, the said Benjamin Pollard; and praying the interposition of Congress for relief. Having considered the same beg leave to submit the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the different Loan offices be instructed, that when any person shall make oath of his having lost, or had stolen from him, Continental Certificates, and prays for a stoppage of payment of the said certificates, that the respective Commissioners do accordingly retain such certificates and give information thereof to the Persons applying in the manner aforesaid.

A letter, of this day, from M[athew] Irwin, T[homas] Irwin, B[enjamin G.] Eyre, and J[oseph] Cowperthwaite, was read: 2

Ordered, That it be referred to the Marine Committee, and that they take order thereon.

A letter, of 1, from Mr. Penet, was read:

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Commerce.

Congress proceeded in reading Mr. A. Lee's letter, of 20 April, when

This report is in the Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 42, VI, folio 228. 2 Pollard's petition is in the Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 42, VI, folio 226; the Irwin letter is in No. 78, XIII, folio 109.

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