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Letter to the Colonels of the Regiments


A draught of a Circular Letter to the respective Colonels of the Regiments of Troops now raising in this Colony, was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

Committee of Safely for the Colony of New-York,

July 17, 1775.

SIR: You are requested to prepare and lay before the Congress of this Colony at New-York, a state of your Regiment, and of the number of men ready and fit for service in each company, with all possible despatch. You will also be pleased to inform the Congress when you expect your Regiment will be complete and ready to take the field. We pray you to give all possible despatch in this business — the present circumstances admit of no delay. The sooner your answer and return can be received, the more acceptable it will be.

We are, Sir, your humble servants.

Ordered, That copies thereof be signed by the Chairman, and sent to the respective Colonels of the different Regiments.

The Committee adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.