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Letter from the New-York Congress to the Commissioners at Albany


In Provincial Congress, New-York, June 9, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We are well informed that there is a large quantity of damaged gunpowder at Ticonderoga, which may be rendered fit for use, and that there is a mill erected in Rhynbeck Precinct, near Hudson' s River, for that purpose. That article is now become an object of great importance. This Congress do therefore request, that you will, without delay, give directions that all the damaged powder at Ticonderoga and Crown Point be immediately brought down to the said manufactory; and that you acquaint us with the quantity which you shall have sent to the said manufactory.

By order and on behalf of the Provincial Congress.

We are, gentlemen, your humble servants.

To Messrs˙ John N˙ Bleecker, Henry J˙ Bogert, George Palmer, Dirck Swart, and Peter Lansing, at Albany.