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Letter from General Putnam, urging the completion of the Continental Regiments without delay


Die Veneris, A˙ M˙, April 5, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: William Paulding, Esquire, Chairman.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Randall, Colonel Lott, Captain Rutgers.
FOR SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Tredwell.
FOR ORANGE. — Mr˙ Cuyper.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ Everson.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Paulding.

A Letter from General Putnam was received and read, and is in the words following, to wit:

"New-York, April 5, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: The Continental Congress, imagining the new levies in this Province to be in great forwardness, and finding, on inquiry, that none of the four Regiments to be raised in it arc properly regimented and completed, I must request of you, as the service absolutely requires It, that you exert yourselves to the utmost to accomplish this necessary service; and that the troops already raised be ordered to the city without delay.

"I am, gentlemen, with respect, your humble servant,


"To the Chairman of the Committee of Safety of the Province of New-York."

A majority of Counties not appearing, the Committee adjourned till four o' clock, this afternoon.

Four o' clock in the afternoon.

The same Members met, and adjourned till to-morrow morning, ten o' clock.