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Letter to the Committee of Albany


A draught of a Letter to the Committee at Albany, to cover the Order for repairing the Barracks and Hospital, was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress for the Colony of New-York,

October 4, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: By the enclosed resolutions you will see that the barracks and hospital, or either of them, as you may think proper, are to be repaired, and firewood to be procured. It is, however, the sense of this Congress, that the burden of this commission should not be troublesome to your Committee, unless you incline to act therein, as it may be more expeditiously and effectually done by appointing two persons; Messrs˙ Guysbert Marselis and Cornelius Santfort, of your Committee, are recommended to superintend this business, under your direction. If you approve of this appointment, you can immediately set them about the work. We think it not improper to hint to you that the less expensive the operation is, will be the most agreeable to, Gentlemen, your most obedient humble servants.

By order:

To the Committee of Albany.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the President, and, with a copy of the said Order, transmitted.

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