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Letter to the Committee of Albany


Thereupon, the draught of a Letter to the Committee at Albany was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, October 13, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: The Canadian prisoners in your City have applied to us in order to obtain their liberty, which it certainly is not in our power to give them. The Generals, Schuyler and Montgomery, must have had good reason to take them into custody. Yet it is our duty to alleviate as much as possible the evils of their confinement. We therefore request this of you, and also to provide them with lodgings and board at the publick expense, taking the necessary precautions to prevent their escape. We are, &c.

To the Committee of Albany.

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