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Captain John McPherson offers his services for the defence of this Country. [1775-07-28] Pennsylvania, Committee of Safety. [S4-V2-p1775] [Document Details][Complete Volume]

Captain John McPherson

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Friday, July 28, 1775.

At a meeting of the Committee of Safety. Present:

Benjamin Franklin, Owen Biddle, Andrew Allen, Robert Morris, Anthony Wayne, John Cadwalader, George Gray:

Agreeable to the first Resolve of the 18th of July, Col. Roberdeau delivered to this Board two lists of Medicines received from the Physicians of the Hospital; upon which it is

1. Resolved, That Mr. Robert Morris wait on Mr. Robert Bass with said lists, and request that he would

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point out what Medicines may be best imported from Holland and Cadiz, and what may be purchased with conveniency in this City; and that Mr. Robert Morris undertake to import such Medicines as may be pointed out to be imported from Holland and Cadiz, in the most expeditious manner.

Doctor Franklin delivered to this Board a Letter from Captain John MacPherson, offering his services for the defence of this Country, for which Doctor Franklin is desired to return the thanks of this Board to Captain MacPherson.

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