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Letter to the Committee of the City of Albany


A draught of a Letter to this Committee of the City of Albany, concerning the said fifty quarter casks of Powder, was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, July 3, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: You will receive by the bearer fifty quarter casks of Gunpowder, sent from Philadelphia by the Continental Congress, for the use of the forts at Crown Point and Ticonderoga. You are sensible of the necessity of forwarding it with all possible despatch and safety, and will doubtless duly attend to a matter of so much importance. We are, gentlemen, your humble servants.

By order of the Provincial Congress.

To Samuel Stringer, esq˙, Chairman of the Committee at Albany.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, signed by the President pro tempore, and delivered to the Albany


Members, to be transmitted by such skipper as they shall direct to stop and receive the said Powder.

The Congress then adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow morning.