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Letter from Joseph Trumbull to James Warren:Has been appointed to supply the New-England Troops sent to Canada with provisions



New-York, June 11, 1776.

HONOURED SIR: I am directed by GeneralWashington to send forward persons to supply theNew-England troops marching intoCanada with provisions. In order to do it effectually, I have directed CaptainFarnsworth to call on you, to be informed the route the troops from your Colony will take. He is acquainted in that part of the country, was employed in the like business last spring, and can possibly give you as good information as any person of the best, easiest, and cheapest route for the troops to take. He will pay the mileage to the troops till they arrive at the stores he will establish, to give them provisions at.

We have no news here; all is quiet at present, but don' t expect a long continuance of it. I was atPhiladelphia last week, and left your Colony Congress, gentlemen, in good health.

I am, with esteem and respect, dear sir, your most obedient, humble servant,


To the HonourableJames Warren, Esq.