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[Read in Congress, July 3, 1775.]

In Provincial Congress, New-York, June 29, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: In compliance with the Resolve of Congress of the 10th of June, instant, we have wrote to the proprietors of the Powder Mills in this Colony, requesting them immediately to put their Mills in a condition to manufacture Powder for the use of the Continent.

Upon inquiry we find that there can be purchased in this City sixteen or twenty tons of Sulphur, which we conceive will be more than sufficient for the Saltpetre: that may be collected in the different Colonies.

If the Congress should be of this opinion, it will be necessary to give directions to the other Colonies not to send to this City any Sulphur, but to direct their attention to the article of Saltpetre only; of this article there are but two hundred and fifty pounds to be purchased here at present.

We submit this matter to the consideration of the Congress, and are, gentlemen, your very humble servants.

By order of the Congress:
P˙ V˙ B˙ LIVINGSTON, President.

To the Honourable the Continental Congress.