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To Captain Elisha Benedict


An Answer to the Letter of Elisha Benedict, was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

Committee of Safety, New-York, July 21, 1775.

SIR: This morning we are favoured with yours of the 14th instant. The Committee of Safety have approved of Mr˙ William McCune for your First Lieutenant, in the place of Samuel Fletcher. A warrant shall be sent to you for William McCune as First Lieutenant, as soon as you return to us of the Provincial Congress the warrant that was sent to you for Fletcher.

We shall have money about ten days hence. As soon as the money is ready, money will be sent to Albany, and you will receive cash for your men.


Please to complete your company as soon as possible, and make return thereof to the Colonel or Lieutenant-Colonel of your Regiment, who will muster your men, or cause them to be mustered, and give you directions how to proceed. We are, Sir, your very humble servants.

By order of the Committee.

To Captain Elisha Benedict, Albany.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the Chairman, and sent by Sampson Dyckman.