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A Letter from Colonel Curtenius was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"February 21, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: Mr˙ Hoisted, Quartermaster of the Jersey Regiment, has applied to me for three hundred and forty-four wooden bowls, twelve pair of sheets for the Hospital, and three hundred and forty-four wooden, spoons; also, a few old blankets for the sick. I should be glad to have a written order to deliver them.

"I am, gentlemen, your most obedient servant,


"To the Provincial Congress, New-York."


Thereupon, Ordered, That Colonel Curtenius deliver to the Quartermaster of the Jersey Regiment twenty-four Bowls, twenty-four wooden Spoons, twelve pair of Sheets, and a few old Blankets, for the sole and only use of the sick in the Hospital; and that he take a receipt for the same for that purpose.