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A draught of a Letter to the said Thomas Palmer was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-York, September 15, 1775.

SIR: We have been informed that you are proprietor of a lead mine, which you esteem valuable, and that you wanted a proper person to work, manage, and direct the same. In confidence that our information is true, we send to you the bearer, Mr˙ John McDonald, who came here well recommended as a good artist in lead mines, and a proper judge of the appearances and value of such mines. If your mine is valuable, and you should think fit to open and work it, we will contract with you for a considerable quantity, at such price as may be reasonable.

We are, Sir, your humble servants.

By order of the Committee.

Mr˙ Thomas Palmer.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the Chairman of the Committee, and transmitted.