Report of the Committee on the Northern Army, 29 November 1776, No. 14
The committee to whom (t)his??? report of the gentlemen who were directed to repair to Ticonderoga, with(???) ^ and the papers therein mentioned are referred, have come to several other resolutions thereupon, in. Resolved that it is the opinion of this committee, that the northern army may be supplied more advantageously and conveniently in the present made by the commissary general, governing himself by such regulations as have been and may be from time to time ordained by the general or commander in chief, than (then)? by contractory(???)
Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee, that the commissary general be directed ^ <sup illegible???</sup> to supply the northern army this winter with vegetables frequently as possible, and that the be welled supplied with vinegar.
Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee that two large floating batteries be built on Lake Champlain to cover the ??? and the bridge; and that Gen (general) sekhayle and David to contract with builders for this purpose in ??? ??? ???, and ^that General Schuyler provide the materials.
Resolved that it is the opinion of this committee that the committee for supplying cannon be directed to procure ten brass six(seven???) inch howitzers, with shells and a proper ???? for the use of the northern army.
Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee that a fort be constructed on Mount Independence; that the navigation of the lake near that place should be obstructed by cassons to be sunk in the water at small distances from one another and joined together by string pieces so as at the same time to serve for a bridge between fortifications on the east and west sides; that, to prevent the enemy from drawing??? their small-craft over land beyond Three mile point into Lake George, the passage of that lake should be also obstructed in like manner by cassons from island to island in the narrows , if practicable, or by floating batteries that fort Staineigt??? be strengthened, and other fortifications be made ^at proper places near the Mohawk's river; and
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that the general Schyler??? or the commanding officer of the northern army illegible execute these works this winter; and that the commanding officers of artillery, chief engineer, and quarter master general, and commissary general provide and perform whater things in their respective departments are necessary or may contribute to the accomplishment thereof.
Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee that the general court??? of the state of Massachusetts may be required ^to procure such a quantity of oak ham ^??? ??? ??? artillery as general Schuyler, who is desired to write to them on the subject, should require, and to forward the same to illegibile such places as he shall ???.
The whole agreed to
Resolved that it is the opinion of this committee, that the medical
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