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Letter from the Committee at Newburgh to the New-York Congress

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NEWBURGH COMMITTEE TO NEW-YORK CONGRESS.

Newburgh, March 6, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: Captain Elias Hasbrouck having laid before us General Schuyler' s letter to the Committee of Kingston, and a copy of a letter from the Committee of Kingston to your honourable House, both purporting his raising a company for one of, the regiments to be raised in this Colony, and in the letter from the said Committee of Kingston,

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it appears that the person to be appointed for the said Hasbrouck' s First Lieutenant, is, to be recommended by the Committee of the Precinct in which the said Lieutenant may reside. And Cornelius Hasbrouck, son of Colonel Hasbrouck, of this Precint, being a person nominated by the said Captain Hasbrouck, we having taken into consideration the qualification of the aforesaid Lieutenant, and being perfectly acquainted with him, do hereby recommend him as a very worthy fit person. Therefore, pray you will favour him with a warrant as First Lieutenant to said Captain Hasbrouck.

And are, very respectfully, gentlemen, your most humble servants.

By order of the Committee:

ABEL BELKNAP, Chairman.

To the Honourable the Provincial Congress of New-York

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