At a Council held at Kingston, 16th day of March, 1779, Present: Joseph Leech, Esqr., Edward Starkey, The Honble. Robert Bignall, John Simpson, Members.
Resolved, That if a sufficient number of Members of the General Assembly should not meet on the first Monday in April next to Constitute the same, the Governor be advised to prorogue the said Assembly from day to day until a sufficient number of Members to Constitute both Houses do appear.
Resolved, That the Governor be advised to Grant a Warrant on the Treasury in favour of Mr. John Wright Stanley for the sum of £7,832.9, for stores, tents & spirits furnished for the troops directed to be raised by the General Assembly, for the service of this and the neighboring States, at the instance of the Governor.
Resolved, That the Governor be advised to appoint The Hon. Brigadier General Butler to command the Troops raised from the Militia of this State pursuant to an Act of Assembly for the service of this & the neighboring States, and John Lowry Brigade Major to the said Troops.
Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be advised to Grant a Warrant on the Treasury in favour of Mr. John Collier, Assistant Quarter Master of the Militia, & Continental Troops for the sum of Four Thousand Dollars, and that he account with the General Assembly for the same.
Resolved, That his Excellency be advised to order James Logun, now under Guard at Kingston, upon suspicion of being a