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Letter to Governour Trumbull


A draught of a Letter to Governour Trumbull, on the subjects above mentioned, was read, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, June 20, 1775.

SIR: We enclose you a letter forwarded from the Congress to our care, a part of the contents whereof we are made acquainted with. You will observe, Sir, that the resolutions of the Congress, on the subject of marching your Troops hither, are previous to the important intelligence communicated to General Wooster last Saturday. How the Congress would have determined if they had known that the Troops intended for this post were ordered to Boston, we know not. But we desire yon, Sir, to use your own good judgment upon the whole of the intelligence conveyed to you, and be confident that we shall heartily acquiesce. We have lately received a small supply of gunpowder, and shall very soon forward to General Wooster half a ton for the Provincial Army near Boston, that it may be despatched with the utmost speed. We pray you to send so much thither from your easternmost magazine.

We are, Sir, your most obedient servants.

By order and on behalf of the Congress,

To the Hon˙ Jonathan Trumbull, esq˙, Governour of the Colony of Connecticut.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, signed by the President, and, together with a copy of the Resolve of the Continental Congress of the 16th instant, to be therein enclosed, sent by Mr˙ Bradford, who offers his service as a messenger for that purpose.