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title:“Resolution Proposing an Exchange of Row-Gallies”
authors:George Mason
date written:1776-12-18

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Mason, George. "Resolution Proposing an Exchange of Row-Gallies." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 323. Print.
Manuscript, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va.

Resolution Proposing an Exchange of Row-Gallies (December 18, 1776)

[18 December 1776]
Whereas a Requisition from the honble the Continental Congress for building six Row-Gallies, for the Protection of the continental Troops in their transportation over the different Rivers in Virginia, was laid before the last Convention: And, as several row-Gallies, of the same Construction and Size with those in Delaware River, have been lately built here, very proper for such Purpose, but unfit for Sea Service. Resolved that it be an Instruction to the Delegates from this Common-Wealth to make an Offer of six of the said Gallies, ready built & equip'd, to the Congress, for the aforesaid Purpose of protecting & transporting their Troops; and that the Commissioners for naval affairs furnish the said six row-Gallies accordingly, and settle the Price of them, as nearly as possible, at what they cost this Common-Wealth.

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