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Letter From William Floyd to New-York Committee of Safety


"Philadelphia, February 5, 1776.

"Sir: I forwarded, by Mr˙ Lynch and Mr˙ Allen, a sum of money to the honourable Committee of Safety, with a few lines, advising what that money was intended for; and by your letter to us, wherein you mention you would forward it to General Schuyler, and the small sum to the Marine Committee, I fear our letter must have been misunderstood; therefore, I trouble you with this. The forty thousand dollars was for Mr˙ Lewis, from the Marine Committee; the twelve thousand five hundred


dollars, for the raising the Battalion for Canada, and the small sum of one hundred and some odd dollars, were sent to Mr˙ Lewis, to pay off some accounts charged against the Rifle companies, in passing through our Province. I hope it is not yet otherwise disposed of; if it is, it may impede Mr˙ Lewis' s proceeding agreeable to his directions.

"I am, with the greatest respect, sir, your most obedient, humble servant,

"William Floyd.

"To the Honourable Congress, or Committee of Safety, New-York.

"P˙ S. If it is not sent off, please deliver it to Mr˙ Lewis' s son."