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John Foxcroft Permitted to go to the Ship Asia


A Letter from General Schuyler to William Ellsworth, Chairman of the Kingston Committee, in answer to theirs of the 29th ultimo, respecting Captain Elias Haasbrook, and enclosed in before-mentioned Letter, was also read and filed.

Die Lunae, 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙, March 11, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Randall, Mr˙ Bonder, Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Denning, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Rutgers, Mr˙ Scott, Colonel Brasher˙
FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ Abraham Yates, General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Colonel Nicoll, (on service.)
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Hobart, Mr˙ Gelston.
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Hay, Colonel Allison.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Rhea, Mr˙ Lefever, Colonel Palmer, (on service.)
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Col˙ Gilbert Drake, Mr˙ Thomas, Colonel Lewis Graham.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Colonel P˙ Ten Broeck, Major Schenck.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Vanderbilt, Mr˙ Polhemus, Mr˙ Leffertse, Mr˙ Covenhoven.
FOR CUMBERLAND. — Colonel William Williams.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Colonel John Williams.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.

General Ten Broeck informed Congress that Elizabeth Dougherty was neglected to be added to the list of soldiers' wives whose husbands are now in Canada in the Continental service, and who had money advanced them on account of their husbands' pay.

Thereupon, Ordered, That Colonel Curtenius pay to the said Elizabeth Dougherty the sum of five Pounds three Shillings and four Pence, On account of her husband' s pay, and transmit an account of the same to General Schuyler immediately.

Mr˙ John Vanderbilt, a Member of this Congress, having occasion to go into the Colonies of New-Jersey and Pennsylvania, on publick business,

Ordered, That he be permitted to go into those Colonies, and that it be, and it is hereby, recommended to all persons, to let him pass unmolested.

A Member informed the Congress that a very large Mail, with Letters for many of the inhabitants, which came by the Packets, is on board of his Majesty' s Ship Asia; and that his worship the Mayor, who attended for the purpose, had informed him that Mr˙ Foxcroft could not safely go on board of the said Ship Asia and bring the said Mail on shore, without the permission of this Congress.

Ordered, That John Foxcroft, Esq˙, be, and he is hereby, permitted to go to the Ship Asia, in company with the Port-Master, to receive the Mail lately arrived from England in the Packet, and to bring the same to his office in this City, in order to deliver out the Letters.