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Letter to the Committee of Litchfield, Connecticut


The same Committee, by order, prepared at the table a draft of a Letter to the Committee at Litchfield. Being read and approved of, is in the words following, to wit:

"In Convention, &c.

"GENTLEMEN: Your favour of the 22d day of this instant, informing us that the prisoners sent to your care cannot be confined in your Jail with any degree of safety to their lives, has been duly received.

"In order that they may be removed as soon as possible, this Convention have requested Governour Trumbull that he will give orders for their removal to such places in your Government as he shall judge safe and convenient.

"Mr˙ Depeyster will hand you this, who has orders to settle with your Committee for your charge of subsisting those prisoners while in your care.

"I am, most respectfully, &c.

"To Andrew Adams, Chairman, and the Members of the Committee of Litchfield."

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the President, and transmitted by Mr˙ Depeyster.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of this State advance to Abraham Depeyster, Esq˙, as Commissary for prisoners sent into Connecticut, the sum of £20, on his receipt; the said Abraham Depeyster to be accountable for the same.