Monday April 1st. A Measure of Great Importance was adopted—a Treasury Office with
an Auditor and a sufficient Number of Clerks. On the 17th. of February 1776 Congress
had Resolved that a standing Committee of five be appointed for superintending the
Treasury. Their duties pointed out and Mr. Duane, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Gerry, Mr. Smith
and Mr. Willing were chosen on the Committee.
On this day April 1. 1776. The Treasury was much improved in its System. No order
of the day.