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Members from a Majority of the Counties


New-York, Friday, December 1, 1775.

The Deputies of the several Counties, chosen to represent the said Counties in Provincial Congress for the Colony of New-York, having met several days, but the representatives of a majority of the Counties not being present, could not proceed to business as a Congress. Wherefore, for the sake of order, and for the purpose of reading and answering several letters which have been received since the dissolution of the last Congress, and for taking such measures as may be necessary for calling such other members as are chosen and have not attended, chose Colonel Nathaniel Woodhull Chairman.

The Members present are as follows, viz:

For NEW-YORK: Colonel McDougall, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ Van Zandt, Mr˙ Roosevelt, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Ray, Colonel Brasher.

For ALBANY: Major Nicoll, Colonel Rensselaer, Mr˙ Cuyler, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Mr˙ Bleecker.

For KING' S: Mr˙ Covenhoven.

For DUTCHESS: Mr˙ Schenck, Mr˙ Humphreys.


For WESTCHESTER: Mr˙ Graham, Mr˙ Thomas Lockwood.

For ULSTER: Mr˙ Wynkoop, Mr˙ Cantine, Mr˙ Palmer.

For SUFFOLK: Colonel Woodhull, Mr˙ L' Hommedieu, Mr˙ Hobart.

Agreed, That Circular Letters be wrote and transmitted by express to the Counties of Tryon, Charlotte, and Cumberland, requesting that the Deputies chosen to represent the said Counties in Provincial Congress may be sent down to attend said Congress without delay.

Agreed, That Letters similar be wrote and sent by express to Orange, King' s, and Dutchess Counties.