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Military Officers declared ineligible to a seat in the Provincial Congress


Die Sabbati, A˙ M˙, June 15, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: General Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Jay, Mr˙ Livingston, Captain Rutgers, Captain Denning, Colonel Remsen, Mr˙ Randall, Mr˙ Hallett, Colonel Stoutenburgh, Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Scott.

FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ Gansevoort, Mr˙ Rensselaer.

FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Strong, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Hobart.

FOR ORANGE. — Mr˙ Little.

FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Morris, Colonel Drake, Mr˙ Tompkins, Mr˙ Haviland, Colonel L˙ Graham.

FOR DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ Livingston, Mr˙ De Lavergne, Mr˙ P˙ Schenck.

FOR ULSTER. — Colonel Hasbrouck, Major Parks.

FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Polhemus, Mr˙ Leffertse.

FOR QUEEN' S. — Colonel Blackwell, Captain Lawrence.

FOR CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Webster, Colonel Malcom.

FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper.

Mr˙ Ten Broeck, being very sick, has leave of absence to return home.

Philip Smith, a sailor, who made his escape from the Phenix, being examined, says that the Troops were to set out from Halifax for New-York the 2d of this month; that on board the ships at the Hook it was much wondered at where they stayed. This account they received by a store-ship from Halifax.

A Return of Officers for a Militia Company in the District of Moscheto-Cove, dated Oyster-Bay, 13th June inst˙, was read, and is in the words following, to wit: Daniel Cock Captain, Robert Coles First Lieutenant, William Frost Second Lieutenant, Wright Craft Ensign.

Ordered, That Commissions do issue for those gentlemen. And they were issued accordingly.

Resolved, That no military Officer in the pay of the Continental Congress, or the Congress of this Colony, ought to be eligible to a seat in the Congress of this Colony. Provided, that nothing in this Resolution contained be construed to extend to Militia Officers who, on a sudden emergency, may, for a few days or weeks, be called to action.

Ordered, That the aforegoing Resolution be published in the Newspapers, and printed in Handbills to be distributed.