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Christopher Duyckinck


A Memorial of Joseph Crane, bearing date the 24th in slant, setting forth his services in the last campaign, and praying the care of an Artillery Company, was read and filed,

Ordered, That the consideration thereof be postponed until the appointment of Artillery Officers is resumed.

Die Lunae, 4 ho, P˙ M˙, February 26,1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President,

FOR NEW YORK. — Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Van Zandt,


Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Denning, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Roosevelt, Colonel Lott, Mr˙ Smith.
FOR ALBANY. — General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Abraham Yates, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Colonel Nicoll (on service.)
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Hobart, Mr˙ Gelston.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Colonel Ten Broeck, Mr˙ G˙ Livingston, Major R˙ G˙ Livingston.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Rhea, Mr˙ Lefever, Colonel Palmer, (on service.)
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Allison, Colonel Hay, Mr˙ Herring, Mr˙ Clowes.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Ward, Dr˙ Graham.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Colonel John Williams.
FOR CUMBERLAND. — Colonel William Williams.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.
FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ Adrian Bancker.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Vanderbilt, Mr˙ Leffertse.

The Congress were informed that General Lee is anxious to have a Store-house, or Magazine, for Military Stores, and that the service must soon suffer if the Bridewell, or some other proper Magazine, is not obtained.

Ordered, That Colonel McDougall employ proper work-men, procure necessary materials, and have proper, floors and shutters for the windows made, and that building fitted for a Magazine, or Store-house.

Mr˙ Pettit, the Doorkeeper, informed the Congress that, in obedience to their order, he had summoned Christopher Duyckinck; that {he said Christopher Duyckinck called witnesses, and desired him to tell the Congress that he denied the authority of this Congress; that he would not attend until Mr˙ Sands was expelled the House; that Mr˙ Sands was an usurper and a coward, and that he would not attend until he was brought by a file of musketeers.

Mr˙ Hobart moved, and was seconded, that a Letter be wrote to General Lee, requesting him to take Christopher Duyckinck into custody.

By consent, the same was postponed till to-morrow morning.