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Letter from General Washington, November 16


A Letter from General Washington was read, in the words following, to wit:


"Cambridge, November 16, 1775.

"SIR: It was determined at the conference held here in the last month, that such military stores as could be spared from New-York, Crown Point, Ticonderoga, &c˙, should be sent here, for the use of the Continental Army. As it was not clear to me whether I was to send for it, or that they were to be sent to me, I desired Mr˙ Reed, on his way to Philadelphia, to inquire into this matter. As I have not heard from him on that subject, and the season advancing fast, I have thought it necessary to send Henry Knox, Esq˙, who will deliver you this. After he forwards what he can get at your place, he will proceed to General Schuyler on this very important business. I request the favour of you, Sir, and the gentlemen of your Congress, to give Mr˙ Knox all the assistance in your power. By so doing you will render infinite service to your Country, and vastly oblige, Sir, your most obedient humble servant,


"To the President of the Provincial Congress, New-York."