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Letter to Egbert Benson


"White-Plains, in Convention of the State of New York, July 10, 1776.

"SIR: By the enclosed Resolve you will see that a quantity of Gunpowder is consigned to your care for the use and in the proportions of the Counties therein mentioned. Such part of it as is intended for the Counties northward of Dutchess, (except Cumberland and Gloucester,) yob will send up to the Committee of the County of Albany, together with a copy of the before-mentioned resolve. The remainder you will keep in store until the respective County Committees, who are entitled to it by the said resolve, shall send for the same. Yours, &c.

"By order.

"P˙ S˙ The Powder for Cumberland and Gloucester, Colonel Marsh takes with him via Connecticut River, for their use, and perhaps the proportion for Charlotte.

"To Egbert Benson, Esq˙, Chairman of Dutchess County Committee."