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New-York Congress to their Delegates at Philadelphia



In Provincial Congress, New York, June 17, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We are this day informed by Mr˙ Jeffrey, of the Lord Hyde packet-boat, that the Mercury ship-of-war was cruising off our coast, and is now at Sandy-Hook, to order the transports from Ireland with Troops destined to this City, to proceed immediately to Boston; and did on Tuesday last, about thirty leagues to the southeast of Sandy Hook deliver those orders to the Old Spy, man-of-war, (now a transport with a part of the Forty-Fourth Regiment on board,) who immediately altered her course.

Captain Jeffery told us he had this information both from the officers of the troops on board of the Spy, and from some of the officers of the Mercury man-of-war.

From this information, we are induced to conclude that some capital stroke is meditated against our brethren of the Massachusetts-Bay. We therefore, gentlemen, think it our duty to despatch this information to you, that it may be known to the Continental Congress.

We are, gentlemen, your very humble servant,
P˙ V˙ B˙ LIVINGSTON, President.

To the New-York Delegates in Continental Congress.

P˙ S˙ We enclose you copies of the two letters we have despatched to General Wooster.