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Letter from the Committeee of Albany, dated August 29th


A Letter from the Committee of Albany, of the 29th ultimo, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Albany Committee Chamber, August 29, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We expected, when the Army was once organized, we should not be so frequently called upon about matters not in our province. But the situation of Colonel Cortlandt, and the men under his command, in a great measure obliges us to give him all the assistance in our power; not, however, that it is to be made a precedent of. The enclosed letter from Colonel Cortlandt will show you the posture he is in, and the necessity of a speedy relief. We fear we shall be able to afford him but little assistance. The hospital and barracks are filled with Indians attending the Congress; the barns about the Town loaded with the crops of the season, and the City crowded continually with a numerous concourse of people. The former and frequent applications for ammunition has drained us, in short, of almost every thing of that sort.

We are, Gentlemen, your humble servants.

By order of the Committee:


Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, President of the Congress."