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Letter from the Convention of New-Jersey to General Washington



In Convention of the State of New Jersey, Brunswick, July 24, 1776.

SIR: In answer to your letter of the 21st instant, we can inform you that a considerable number of the levies required from this State by Congress are now on their march to New York. We have written to General Heard to make return as soon as possible of the deficiencies in each County, and you may rest assured we shall use our utmost efforts, at this critical period, to complete the brigade ordered for the reinforcement of the Army at New York, and also to afford you all such other assistance as the weal of the United States shall require and the condition of this State admit of.

We are, sir, with great respect, your obedient humble servants.

By order of Convention:
JOHN COVENHOVEN, Vice President.

To His Excellency General Washington, New York.