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Letter to Colonel Henry B. Livingston


Ordered, That Mr˙ L' Hommedieu be requested to draft a Letter to Colonel Henry B˙ Livingston, desiring him to transmit an account of the Families, Stock, and Effects, by him removed from Long-Island, and the manner in which they are disposed of.

Mr˙ L' Hommedieu, according to order, reported a draft of the said. Letter; which was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

"SIR: The Committee of Safety have received accounts from different towns in Connecticut, with their demands for transporting stock and effects from Long-Island. Some are sent in by private persons as employed by you for that purpose. I am directed to desire you to send me as particular an account as you can of the stock and other effects you have brought off Long-Island, with the number of cattle, sheep, and otherstock, the names of the persons to whom they belonged, and in what manner the same was disposed of, and to whom, with such vouchers for the same as you have taken. You will likewise inform us of the number of families brought off by your order, with the names of the heads of each family, as far as it is in your power; with any other particulars you may think necessary respecting the transportation and disposing of the same.

"I am, respectfully, sir, &c.

"To Colonel H˙ B˙ Livingston."

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the Vice President, and transmitted.