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In Provincial Congress, New-York, October 6, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: Captain Robert Wallace, in the Brig Mary, sailed from Baltimore, in Maryland, on the 14th of September last; cleared out the 9th, and was loaded before the 10th, and passed the Capes on the 23d. She is bound for Falmouth for orders, and put in here by distress, and wants repairs. Her cargo consists of wheat, flour, and sixty casks of flaxseed. She was brought to by the Asia ship-of-war, in our harbour, who has pressed six of her men, but has promised to return them, or supply her with others in their stead.

The Captain of this brig has applied to us for leave to come into this harbour, to unload and refit; and when she is repaired, that she may be allowed to prosecute her intended voyage. From principles of humanity, we consented to his coming up to unload and repair, but shall give no further orders until we are favoured with your sentiments on the subject, as it may possibly be construed a breach of the regulations of the last Congress, relative to exportation.

We are, respectfully, Gentlemen, your most obedient humble servants. By order:

NATHL˙ WOODHULL, President pro tem.

To the Hon˙ the Continental Congress.