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Letter to General Wooster


A Letter to General Wooster, covering a copy of the Affidavit of the said Angus Mc Donald, was read, and approved of; and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, June 14, 1775.

SIR: From the enclosed affidavit you will be able to collect the design of sending Angus Mc Donald to you under guard. We have received information by Captain Thompson, who arrived here last night from Cork, in Ireland, that four full Regiments have embarked in Ireland for this City, and may be expected here every hour; we therefore think it unsafe to suffer so dangerous a person to enjoy his liberty at this juncture; and beg leave to recommend it to you to put him in such a state of security as may effectually prevent any mischief that might arise from his being left at large.

We are, Sir, with great respect, your most humble servants.

To Major-General Wooster.

Ordered, That a copy of the said Letter to General Wooster be engrossed, signed by the President, and transmitted with the said Guards.