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A Letter from Judah Harlow, of the 26th instant, covering a Receipt or Certificate from Captain Daniel Denton, late Captain in the Third Regiment of the New-York Troops, and also the said Receipt or Certificate, certifying that the late Company of the said Daniel Denton had eaten three hundred and fifteen meals of victuals at the said Judah Harlow' s, for which he had not been paid, were read.

A Letter from Moses Gale, of the 27th instant, covering a Certificate of Daniel Denton, late Captain of the Third Regiment, dated 26th of August last, and also the said Certificate, certifying that the late Company of the said Daniel Denton had eaten one hundred and sixtyMr˙four meals of victuals at the house of the said Moses Gale, for which he had not been paid, were read.

The Committee are of opinion that, consistent with their late Resolution, and Letter to their Delegates, they ought not now to take up their time with, or interfere in, Accounts. The Committee further conceive that they are not authorized by any Resolve of Continental or Provincial Congress to pay for billeting, at one shilling per meal, and therefore ordered that the said Letters and Certificates be returned to the owners by Mr˙ Brewster.

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