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Letter from Thomas Thomas, Chairman of the Committee at White-Plains


A Letter from Thomas Thomas, Esq˙, Chairman of a Committee at the White-Plains, dated January 25th, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

Committee Chamber, White Plains, January 25, 1776.

SIR: We received your favour of the 8th instant, respecting the powder sent for the use of the County, and observed its contents. Are sensible of the propriety of our County' s being furnished with that article, and beg that you, in your wisdom, would order that it be a Provincial charge; for we conceive it to be extremely hard, as we are a frontier County, that we should purchase ammunition, and expend it to the advantage of the Province in general. As to disposing of it to individuals, many, that will take an active part, are not able to purchase it; and, we will see that it be deposited into discreet hands, to be distributed, when necessary, to be used in the defence of the liberties of the country.

I am, respectfully, sir, your most obedient servant,

Signed by order of the Committee.

"THOMAS THOMAS, Chairman."