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Letter from the New-York Convention to Colonel Joseph Drake


"Thursday morning, August 29, 1776.

"SIR: I am directed by the Convention to inform you that they approve of your conduct relative to the defence of the coast, and refer the whole of that business (in General Morris' s absence) to your discretion. They confirm your appointment of Mr˙ Bartow as Commissary, and have enclosed an order on the Treasurer for one thousand dollars. As to powder, they are much at a loss, but have ordered General Clinton to afford you all the supply which the store of this State will admit of.

"I am, very respectfully, sir, yours, &c. By order.

"To Colonel Joseph Drake."