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Letter to General Wooster


Thereupon a Letter to General Wooster, was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-York,

July 15, 1775.

SIR: Mr˙ James Beekman is appointed Commissioner to treat with John Sickles for his ground, at such rate and time as he shall think proper. Be pleased to furnish him with the dimensions of the spot, and the use to which it is to be applied in intrenching, &c.

Mr˙ Jacobus Van Zandt is Commissioner to provide carriages for your tents, baggage, &c. Be pleased to inform him how many carts are necessary.

We have thought proper to defer your march until Tuesday morning, inasmuch as the time would not otherwise have permitted our Commissioners to make the necessary arrangements.

We are, Sir, your most obedient humble servants.

To General Wooster.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, signed by


the Chairman, and sent by General Wooster' s officer now in waiting.