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General Wooster Directed to Send


Monday, July 17, 1775.

Met according to adjournment.

A Letter from General Schuyler, with sundry Papers, were laid before the Congress, and read, and the same being taken into consideration,

Resolved, That the President write to General Wooster, directing him to send, in the most expeditious manner, one thousand of the Connecticut Forces under his command to Albany, there to remain encamped until they shall receive orders from General Schuyler as to their future proceedings.

Resolved, That a Commissary of Stores and Provisions be appointed for the New-York Department, during the present campaign.

By unanimous vote Walter Livingston was chosen.

That a Deputy Quartermaster-General be appointed for the said Department.

Mr˙ Donald Campbell unanimously elected.

Ordered, That Mr˙ D˙ Campbell have the rank of Colonel in the Army.

That a Deputy Muster-Master be appointed for said Department.

Mr˙ Gunning Bedford elected.

Resolved, That the Convention of New-York be desired to recommend to General Schuyler a proper person for a Deputy Adjutant-General or Brigade-Major for the Army in the New-York Department.

Upon motion, Resolved, That Mr˙ Gushing, Mr˙ Henry, and Mr˙ Deane, be a Committee to confer with Mr˙ Kirkland, and report what in their opinion is an adequate compensation for his services among the Indians.

The Address from the Deputies of the several Parishes of the Island of Bermuda, being again read,

Ordered, That the President return them an Answer, acknowledging the receipt of the Address, and informing them that it will be considered; and desiring them to send an account of the Provisions imported for some years past for the use of the inhabitants of that Island; and also enclose them a copy of a Resolve entered into on Saturday last, respecting the importation of Gunpowder, &c.

Adjourned till to-morrow, at eight o' clock.