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Letter from General Putnam to New-York Committee of Safety: The service absolutely requires the four Regiments to be raised in New-York should be completed, and the Troops marched to the City without delay


"New-York, April 5, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: The Continental Congress, imagining the new levies in this Province to be in great forwardness, and finding, on inquiry, that none of the four Regiments to be raised in it arc properly regimented and completed, I must request of you, as the service absolutely requires It, that you exert yourselves to the utmost to accomplish this necessary service; and that the troops already raised be ordered to the city without delay.

"I am, gentlemen, with respect, your humble servant,


"To the Chairman of the Committee of Safety of the Province of New-York."