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Committee to Examine Two Prisoners Apprehended by Major Graham


Thursday morning, July 18, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, and opened with prayer by the Rev˙ Mr˙ Lewis.

Present: General Woodhull, President.

NEW YORK. — Mr˙ Harper, Major Abeel, Mr˙ Bancker, Colonel Lott.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ Abm˙ Yates, Mr˙ Adgate.

ULSTER. — Mr˙ Wisner, Colonel Pawling, Colonel De Wit, Mr˙ Contine.

DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ Landon, Mr˙ Hopkins, Mr˙ Schenck, Dr˙ Crane, Colonel Hoffman.

SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ L' Hommedieu, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Dearing, Mr˙ Miller, Mr˙ Gelston.

ORANGE. — Mr˙ Little, Mr˙ Outwater.

TRYON. — Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Paris, Mr˙ Newkirk, Mr˙ Veder.

QUEEN' S. — Colonel Blackwell, Captain Lawrence, Mr˙ Ben˙ Sands, Mr˙ S˙ Townsend.

WESTCHESTER. — Colonel Graham, Colonel G˙ Drake, Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Mills, Mr˙ Tompkins, Mr˙ Haviland.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Webster.

CUMBERLAND. — Mr˙ Stephens, Mr˙ Sessions.

Mr˙ Richard Norwood returns about twenty-three thousand Flints in store at New York.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Richard Norwood, Commissary of Colony Stores, deliver to Henry Wisner, Jun˙, Esq˙, two thousand Flints for the use of the Militia of Ulster County, and one thousand Flints for the use of the Militia of Orange County, and that Mr˙ Norwood, take Mr˙ Wisner' s receipt for the same.

The President informed the Convention that two prisoners, said to be named George Davy and William Tucker, have been apprehended by Major Graham, and are now in prison; that they produced some paper purporting to be a pass from John Dennis, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee


at New Brunswick, but that they are represented as suspicious persons.

Ordered, That Colonel Hoffman and Mr˙ Lockwood be a Committee to hear and examine the said prisoners, and report thereon with all convenient speed.