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Letter to the Committee of New-Brunswick


A draught of a Letter to the Committee at Brunswick, in New-Jersey, was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-York,

July 21, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We have had intelligence that boats have sundry limes loaded flour at or about your City, and have run down to the west bank, and there met boats to take it from them for the use of the men-of-war and the Army at Boston. As this is contrary to the resolution of the Continental Congress, it is a matter that requires your strictest inspection to prevent such traders from pursuing a business inimical to the cause of liberty in the United Colonies.

We have been informed that Mr˙ Merrill, opposite to or near Brunswick, can give you farther information on this subject. We are, respectfully, gentlemen, your very humble servants. Per order of the Committee.

To the Committee at New-Brunswick.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the President, and transmitted.

The Committee adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.