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A Letter from General Scott, and a Letter from Colonel Malcom


A Letter from General Scott, dated the 5th instant, and directed to the Convention, giving an account of the state and movements of the Army, and recommending Major Fish for a commission on the establishment, was read and referred to the Committee of Arrangement.

A Letter from Colonel Malcolm to Mr˙ McKesson, recommending several of the Officers for commissions on the establishment, was received and read. Referred to the Committee of Arrangement.

Thursday afternoon, November 7th, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Colonel Van Cortlandt, Vice President.

Mr˙ Duane, Mr˙ Brasher — NEW-YORK.

Colonel Van Cortlandt, Colonel Drake — WESTCHESTER.

Mr˙ Adgate — ALBANY.

Colonel Allison, Mr˙ Little — ORANGE.

Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Miller — SUFFOLK.

Mr˙ Contine — ULSTER.

Mr˙ Newkirk — TRYON.

Mr˙ Landon, Mr˙ R˙ R˙ Livingston — DUTCHESS.

A Letter from Ebenezer Hazard, enclosing sundry Newspapers containing Plans of Government, was received and read.

A Letter from Tench Tilghman, Esq˙, dated yesterday, informing the Committee of the enemy' s Army being moved towards New-York.

A Letter from Gerard Bancker, Esq˙, dated this day, requesting that some person may be appointed to take charge of the Treasury Books and Papers until the Treasurer shall appoint some person in his stead, was read.

Ordered, That the same be referred to Messrs˙ Duane, Robert R˙ Livingston, and Colonel Drake.

A Letter from Comfort Sands, Esq˙, Auditor-General, dated this day, relative to his having power to take with him to Philadelphia all the Accounts, with the Vouchers, and a discretionary power to settle the Continental Accounts in the best manner he can, was read.

Ordered, That the same be committed to the same Committee as Mr˙ Bancker' s Letter, with the addition of Mr˙ Roosevelt.