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Letter from the Committee of Westchester County


Die Veneris, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, September 29, 1775.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment. Present:

For ORANGE, John Haring, Esq˙, Chairman.

For NEW-YORK, Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Van Zandt, Mr˙ James Beekman, Mr˙ Verplanck, Mr˙ Kissam, Mr˙ Roosevelt, Mr˙ Smith.

For TRYON, Isaac Sears.

For CUMBERLAND, Major Williams.

For CHARLOTTE, Mr˙ Watkins.

For ALBANY, Francis Nicoll.

For QUEEN' S, Colonel Blackwell, Mr˙ Robinson.

For DUTCHESS, Gilbert Livingston.

For SUFFOLK, John Foster.

For WESTCHESTER, William Paulding.

For KING' S, Mr˙ Williams.

A Letter from Gilbert Drake, Chairman of the Committee of Westchester County, dated White Plains, September 29, 1775, enclosing an Affidavit of Eunice Purdy, of Rye, in the said County, whereby it appears that Godfrey Haines (who is sent down by the said Committee, under a guard, to this City) is guilty of having opposed the resolutions of Congress and Committees, and threatening the lives of several persons.

Ordered, That the said Godfrey Haines be sent back to the Committee of Westchester, under the care of the persons who brought him to this City; and that Mr˙ Paulding, a Deputy for the said County, be requested to write a Letter to the said Committee, informing them that it is the opinion of this Committee, that, agreeable to the resolutions of the Provincial Congress of this Colony; the County Committees are altogether competent for punishing and confining


persons guilty of a breach of the said resolutions, or either of them.