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A Company of Matrosses


The Congress taking into consideration the Report of the Committee on the New-York Letters,

Resolved, That a Company of Matrosses, to consist of one Captain, one Captain-Lieutenant, a First and Second Lieutenant, a Lieutenant Fire-Worker, four Sergeants, four Corporals, eight Bombardiers, sixty-eight Matrosses, one Drummer, and one Fifer, be immediately raised in New-York, for the defence of Hudson' s River, and to occupy the Fortifications now erecting in the Highlands; and that the President write to the Convention of that Province, recommending it to them immediately to raise the said Company, and to appoint the proper officers.