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Letter to Colonel Hinman, at Ticonderoga


An answer to the Letter of Colonel Hinman of the third instant, was read and approved, and is as follows:

Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-York, July 12, 1775.

SIR: We acknowledge the receipt of your favour of the third of July instant. In answer thereto, we beg leave to inform you that General Schuyler has proceeded to the northward. We shall forward a copy of your letter to him without delay, and we have the highest confidence, that on your application to him he will make every arrangement in stationing the Troops at the different posts you mention, that will be for the general defence of the United Colonies.

The Troops of this Colony to be forwarded will be furnished with tents. We shall pay a particular attention to what you mention, as to the letters in custody of any gentleman who may hereafter obtain a pass from this Congress.

By order:

DAVID PYE, Chairman pro tempore.

Colonel Hinman.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed and signed by the Chairman pro tempore, and sent by Mr˙ Mott.