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Letter from James Smith to New-York Congress, returning his commission as captain of the armed sloop Schuyler


NEW-YORK, May 31, 1776.

HONOURABLE GENTLEMEN: This morning, agreeable to my request, was informed by Captain Randall that I am no longer in publick service, since delivering my accounts for the sloop Schuyler on the 1st instant, for which reason think it highly necessary to enclose my late commission of the 17th April for the sloop Schuyler, in order to cancel the bond for the same. Gentlemen, I return you my sincere thanks for all past favours; mean time remain, with the greatest respect, gentlemen, your most obedient humble servant,


To the Honourable Provincial Congress.