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Application from General Lee for Brush for Fascines


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

"New-York, March 5, 1776.

"SIR: It is absolutely necessary that Colonel Ward, should be supplied with the necessary brush for fascines, wood for pickets, and other timber, to complete the works I have directed on Long-Island. It is my wish these materials should he supplied in the most easy way to the inhabitants, and that the utmost justice be done them. It is impossible for me to attend to the regulation of this matter, and therefore must desire the Congress of New-York will take proper measures to conduct this matter, which I doubt not will forward the service.

"CHARLES LEE, Major-General.

"To the President of the Congress of New-York."