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Correspondence between Captain Wallace and Town Council of Newport, Rhode-Island


[No˙ 7.]

At a Town Council, Newport, November 16, 1775:

The Council, having received the within from Captain Wallace, consent that he shall be supplied, for his Ships' use, in this harbour, with two thousand pounds weight of


Beef, per week; and has now requested six hogsheads of Rum, which we think it necessary he should be supplied with, as, by the best information we can obtain, he has about five hundred men now to victual, on board the vessels under his command.

Signed by order and in behalf of the Town Council of Newport:

WM˙ CODDINGTON, Council Clerk.

To Ezek Hopkins, Esq˙, Brigadier-General of the Forces in this Colony.