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said Colony as he shall choose to erect his Works in, for the manufacture aforesaid; and he hath full liberty to make use of the Sulphur Ore raised at Middletown, free from any charge to him therefor, for the purpose aforesaid. And Colonel Joshua Porter is appointed with the said Bidwell, to procure the said twenty pots and receivers, for the purpose aforesaid, in the best manner they can for the publick advantage.
And it is further resolved by the authority aforesaid, That this Colony will take and receive of the said Bidwell the Sulphur to be by him made and manufactured of the materials found within this Colony within the term aforesaid, and at the price aforesaid, not exceeding fifty tons; and his Honour the Governour and Council of Safety are hereby empowered to do and order what further may be found necessary to execute the design of this resolve.
Resolved by this Assembly, That his Honour the Governour and Council of Safety be, and they are hereby desired to order an account of the whole expense of raising and marching Colonel Burrells Battalion to Albany, together with the expenditure of the twelve thousand five hundred Dollars received for that purpose, to be collected and properly stated, and laid before the honourable Continental Congress for settlement.
Whereas information has been given to this Assembly, that Captain Daniel Hill, Lieutenant Peter Lyon, and Ensign Samuel Hawley, all of the Eleventh Company in the Fourth Regiment in this Colony, under the command of Gold Selleck Silliman, Esquire, Colonel of said Regiment, have, instead of forwarding, as it was their duty to do, endeavoured to obstruct and embarrass, and have, in fact, neglected and refused to obey certain orders given out to said officers by said Colonel, in pursuance of orders from the Governour, the Captain-General, some time in March last, for the purpose of inlisting or detaching a certain number in said Company to march for New-York; which orders the said officers have severally contemptuously disobeyed, and greatly obstructed the execution thereof: Whereupon this Assembly order and decree, that a precept be issued forth by the Secretary of this Colony, immediately to arrest the bodies of them, the said Daniel Hill, Peter Lyon, and Samuel Hawley, respectively, and them have before this Assembly, to answer to the said information, and be further dealt with as to justice appertains; and that Colonel Silliman, with other proper evidences, be also cited to appear.
Whereas the honourable Continental Congress have lately ordered and delivered to the Delegates of this Colony the sum of ten thousand five hundred Dollars, to defray the expense of raising a Regiment ordered by Congress to be raised in this Colony; and whereas Oliver Wolcott, Esquire, one of said Delegates, took for his own use on account of this Colony, out of said sum, the sum of one hundred and forty Dollars; and Roger Sherman, Esquire, took for his own use on account of this Colony, the sum of one hundred Dollars, and also sixteen Dollars given to bring the remainder, being ten thousand two hundred and forty-four Dollars, to the Treasurer of this Colony, and the same is delivered to said Treasurer:
It is now Resolved, That the Treasurer charge the said Roger Sherman and Oliver Wolcott, Esquires, with the several sums received as aforesaid in account.
And it is further Resolved, That the Treasurer replace the aforesaid sums of two hundred and forty Dollars, for the purpose of defraying the expense of raising said Regiment, and charge the said sixteen Dollars in said account.
Mr. Nathaniel Shaw, Jun., Colonel Jonathan Fitch, Captain Jeremiah Wadsworth, Mr. Thaddeus Burr, Mr. Nathaniel Wales, Jun., and Mr. Jedediah Strong, are appointed a Committee to procure eighteen hundred Pounds, lawful money, in Specie, in exchange for Bills, and pay the same to his Honour the Governour, to be improved for the use of the Northern Army, agreeable to a request of the Congress; and the Committee of Pay-Table are directed to draw upon the Treasurer in their favour for said sum in bills, taking their receipt, to improve the same to the purpose aforesaid, and render their account. And his Honour the Governour is desired, on receipt of said sum, or any part thereof, to forward the same to the proper Treasurer, Paymaster, or officer, to be used for the purpose aforesaid, and lay the account thereof before the Congress, that the same may be replaced in the Treasury as soon as may be.
Whereas, in the present session of this Assembly, a Committee was appointed to procure a sum of money in Specie, in exchange for Bills, and pay the same to his Honour the Governour, to be improved for the use of the Northern Army, agreeable to a request, &c.; and whereas it now appears that a more expeditious method of collecting the same is devised:
Resolved by this Assembly, That the said appointment be, and the same is hereby revoked and made null and void.
The honourable Continental Congress having lately requested of this Colony to furnish a quantity of Hard Money or Specie for the use of the Northern Army, and engaged to replace the same in Continental Bills, &c.,
Resolved by this Assembly, That the Treasurer of this Colony be, and he is hereby directed to procure, in addition to what he has in Colony stock on hand, and can be conveniently spared, so as to make the sum of eighteen hundred Pounds, lawful money, in Specie, in the whole, and the said sum forward and deliver to the proper Treasurer, Paymaster, or Receiver, of the Continental Army, for the Northern Department, taking his receipt therefor, and the same deliver to his Honour the Governour, with his account of expenses attending the same; who is desired to have the same properly laid before the said honourable Continental Congress, that the same may be replaced in the Treasury as soon as may be; said Treasurer to be allowed said sum in account, and to be charged with the same when received and replaced as aforesaid.
Resolved by this Assembly, That Colonel Selah Hart be, and he is hereby appointed, in addition to the Committee appointed by this Assembly in May last, to provide such store of Lead as they shall judge necessary for the use of this Colony; and said Committee are further authorized and directed, on behalf of this Colony, to contract for, purchase, and take the Lead Ore that is or may be raised out of the Lead-Mine found in the possession of Mr. Matthew Hart, in Farmington, and to dig and raise Ore in said Mine so far as shall appear to them profitable and necessary, for the benefit of this Colony.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Pay-Table of this Colony draw on the Treasurer in favour of Colonel Joshua Porter, of Salisbury, Overseer of the Cannon-Foundry carrying on at the Furnace in said Town, for the sum of eight hundred Pounds, in Continental or this Colony bills, keeping a proper account thereof, and taking his receipt therefor, to account for the improvement thereof in the service aforesaid, when thereto required.
Resolved, That Thaddeus Burr, Esquire, call upon the Postmasters from Hartford to Greenwich, on the road to New-York, and receive their accounts of the sums of money received by them respectively, for postage of Letters, between the 15th day of June and 15th of November, 1775, and adjust the same with them; and that he collect and receive the several balances due on such accounts, and render his account thereof to the Treasurer of this Colony when required.
Whereas this Assembly, at their session in October last, appointed Oliver Wolcott and Andrew Adams, Esquires, a Committee to settle and adjust Accounts with Daniel Sherman and Benjamin Stiles, Esquires, for five hundred Pounds, by them received out of the Treasury of this Colony, to pay off and discharge the Prizes in the Ousatonick River Lottery, which Committee were directed to make report of their doings in this Assembly; and said Committee having made no report or done anything relating thereto, because the said Oliver Wolcott, Esquire, hath not nor now is able to attend the same:
Therefore Resolved by this Assembly, That Andrew Adams and Reuben Smith, Esquires, of Litchfield, be, and they hereby are, appointed a Committee to settle and adjust the Accounts with the said Daniel Sherman and Benjamin Stiles, Esquires, of their doings in the premises, as also their services, and receive of them whatever sum or part of said five hundred Pounds may be left in their hands not disposed of for the use aforesaid; and the said Daniel Sherman and Benjamin Stiles, Esquires, are directed to render their account and payment as aforesaid to this Committee, who are to make report to the next General Assembly of their doings in the premises