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Letter from David Pye


A Letter from David Pye, Esq˙, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:


"Clarkstown, September 21, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: By the bearer hereof, Mr˙ Fairchild, the Committee here have information that several of Captain Johnson' s men have deserted, and some of them have already returned here. The Committee will be glad of your advice how to proceed in apprehending them, and sending them again to Albany; and if any provision will be made to defray the expense that will accrue in so doing. I have furnished the bearer with a horse, and you may furnish the Committee with an answer when he returns again.

I am, Gentlemen, in behalf of the Committee, your humble servant,


To the Committee of Safety, New-York."

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