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Colonel Heard Attended the Committee


Colonel Heard, also, delivered in a certified extract from the Minutes of Continental Congress, relating to sundry persons, inhabitants of Queen' s County, in the aforesaid predicament, which was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Congress, February 6, 1776.

Resolved, That Captain Benjamin Whitihead, Joseph French, Esq˙, John Polhemus, Nathaniel Moor, Samuel Hallett, William Weyman, John Shoals, John Willett, Gilbert Van Wyck, Esq˙, Daniel Kissam, Esq˙, Jacob Molt, Charles Hicks, Gabriel G˙ Ludlow, Samuel Martin, Samuel Clowes, Esq˙, Thomas Smith, Esq˙, George Weeks, David Brooks, and John Townsend, be sent to New-York, and delivered to the order of the Convention of that Colony, who are requested to confine or secure the said persons until an inquiry be had, by the Convention, into their conduct, and report thereof made to this Congress.

Extract from the Minutes.


Colonel Heard earnestly requests the Committee of Safety, as the Provincial Congress is not convened, to give order as to the prisoners in his charge, so as that he may be discharged of the care of those prisoners.