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Colonel Curtenius Ordered to Comply


NEW-YORK, March 1, 1776. — SIR: As my appointment to the office of Barrackmaster extends only to the City and County of New-York, I have it not in my power to comply with your Excellency' s requisition in regard to the supply of troops in another County, unless a special order be obtained for that purpose from the Congress.

I am, respectfully, your Excellency' s most humble servant,

GARRET ROORBACK, Barrackmaster.

To His Excellency Major-General Lee.