[Notes of Debates in the Continental Congress] 1775. Octr. 30th. Monday.1
Ross. We cant get Seamen to man 4 Vessells. We could not get Seamen to mann our Boats,
Wythe, Nelson, and Lee for fitting out 4 Ships.
1. From D/JA/25, which then has a gap until 24 Jan. 1776. The present fragment is from
a debate on resolutions, agreed to this day, to fit out four armed vessels for Continental
service. Another resolution added
to the committee to execute this business. See JCC, 3:311–312, and entry of 7 Oct. and note, above.