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Ordered, That Mr˙ Scott and Colonel McDougall be a Committee to wait on the honourable Committee of the Continental Congress, and inform them that this Committee is ready to wait on them, to confer with them at such time and place as they may please to appoint.

Messrs˙ Scott and McDougall returned, and informed this Committee, that the gentlemen from the Continental Congress request a copy of General Lee' s Letter, as soon as possible; and that as soon as they shall have heard from General Lee, they will inform this Committee of the time and place to confer with them Messrs˙ Scott and McDougall further informed the Committee, that Philip Livingston, Esq˙, is ready to take care of the money brought for Francis Lewis, Esq˙, and has directions from Mr˙ Lewis for that purpose.

Thereupon, Ordered, That Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, as Treasurer of the Provincial Congress of this Colony, or his Deputy, wait on Colonel Harrison, Mr˙ Lynch, and Mr˙ Allen, the Committee from the honourable Continental Congress, and receive from them twelve thousand five hundred dollars, sent from Continental Congress, for the Regiment to be raised for the service in Canada, and give those gentlemen a receipt for the same.

And Ordered, further, That the said Treasurer, or his Deputy, receive of those gentlemen the further sum of one hundred and twenty-nine and four-tenths dollars, and pay the same to Philip Livingston, Esq˙, on account of Francis Lewis, Esq˙, and take Mr˙ Livingston' s receipt for the same.

And Ordered, That the Secretaries furnish a copy of General Lee' s Letter to the Committee of Congress, with all possible despatch.