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Colonel Livingston to New-York Committee of Arrangement



Peekskill, 24th November, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: I am just informed that Lieutenant-Colonel Hulbert has gone to Long-Island, and that it is very improbable that he will accept of his commission. Should this be the case, I must beg leave to recommend Major Fish as the most eligible person I can think of as Major to the regiment. He is a young man of spirit and abilities. Three Captains, Socket, Jackson, and Smith, accept, and are now recruiting. As we are at a loss for a Chaplain, it may not be improper to acquaint you that one Mr˙ Peter Tetter, a clergyman and gentleman who formerly made one of General


Montgomery' s family as Interpreter in Canada, has now lost his all, (it being in the hands of the enemy, at King' s Bridge,) is very desirous of being appointed Chaplain to one of the four regiments now raising to serve during the war. The goodness of his disposition, and His attachment to General Montgomery, induce me to solicit his appointment. Ensign Joshua Drake resigns.

I remain, gentlemen, with respect and esteem, your most obedient, humble servant,

Henry B˙ Livingston,

Colonel 4th New-York Regiment Continental Troops.

To the Committee of Arrangement for the State of New-York.