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Letter from Beverly Robinson


A Letter from Beverly Robinson, Esq˙, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Highlands, October 2, 1775.

SIR: Your letter, of the 19th of September, I received a few days ago; in answer to which, I must inform you that the point of land whereon the fort is erecting does not belong to me, but is the property of Mrs˙ Ogilvie and her children; was it mine, the publick should be extremely welcome to it. The building a fort there can be no disadvantage to the small quantity of arable land on the island. I have only a proportion of the meadow land, that lies on the east side of the island.

I am, Sir, your most humble servant,


To John Haring, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee of Safety in New-York."

The Congress then adjourned until nine o' clock.