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Return of Colonel Samuel Drake


P˙ M˙ Die Jovis, February 22, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Major Stoutenburgh, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Rancker, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Prince, Mr˙ Van Zandt, Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Van Cortlandt.
FOR ALBANY. — General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Colonel Nicoll, Mr˙ Abraham Yates.
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Strong, Mr˙ Wickham, Mr˙ L' Hommedieu, Mr˙ Hobart.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Dewitt, Mr˙ Rhea, Colonel Palmer, Mr˙ Lefever˙
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Allison, Mr˙ Herring.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Major Livingston, Colonel Ten Broeck, Mr˙ G˙ Livingston.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Covenhoven, Mr˙ Van Brunt.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Paulding, Mr˙ Thomas.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Colonel Williams.

A Return made by Colonel Samuel Drake and Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Graham, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Horne' s Hook, February 22, 1776.

"SIR: Mr˙ Storm, who was appointed First Major in our Regiment, has resigned, and we beg leave to recommend Mr˙ Samuel Lyon, who is now Second Major, to be First Major; and Mr˙ Ebenezer Slason, the Captain of the First Company, to be Second Major.

"If the Congress should think proper to grant the commissions, we beg they may be issued as speedily as is convenient.

"We are, sir, your very humble servants,


"LEWIS GRAHAM, Lieutenant-Colonel.

"To Colonel Nathaniel Woodhull, President of the Provincial Congress, New-York."

Ordered, That a Commission issue for Samuel Lyon, Esq˙, as First Major, and Ebenezer Slason as Second Major, in Colonel Samuel Drake' s Regiment.