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Letter to the Delegates in the Continental Congress


A draught of a Letter to the Delegates representing this Colony in the Grand Continental Congress, was prepared, read, and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, May 29, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: You will be pleased to communicate to the Continental Congress that we have received their letter of the 26th instant, with the resolves of the 25th therein enclosed, to which a proper attention will be given, and the Continental Congress informed of the result in due time. At the same time we, beg leave to inform you that there is no powder to be purchased in this City, and scarce any in the whole Colony; and that a very considerable number of the inhabitants are without arms.

We beg to be informed whether we could be supplied with any powder from Philadelphia, or any other of the associated Colonies.

Enclosed is a copy of a letter we received this afternoon from Governour Trumbull, of Connecticut, dated the 27th instant; and also a copy of a letter to that Government from Colonel Arnold, dated at Crown Point, on the 23d instant.

To-morrow morning we are to take in consideration the expediency of a Continental Paper Currency, the result of which will be communicated to you.

We are, gentlemen, your very humble servants.

To the New-York Delegates at Philadelphia.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, signed by the President, and transmitted to the Delegates now representing this Colony in Continental Congress, by a messenger for that purpose, and with all possible despatch.