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Letter from the New-York Committee of Safety to General Wooster


Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-York,

July 13, 1775.

SIR: Complaint has been made to our Board that a boat belonging to His Majesty' s Ship Asia, has been drawn on shore, and the boat' s crew detained as prisoners at your camp; and also that His Majesty' s store-house near


Hudson' s River was, during last night, broke open and divers effects carried away from thence by violence; it is alleged that some of the troops under your command have been concerned in both those acts. We have therefore appointed Samuel Verplanck, Isaac Low, and Gouverneur Morris, Esqrs˙, a Committee from our Board, to wait on you, in order to make inquiry, and receive information on those subjects, and also to give such directions therein as they shall think proper, that right may be done without delay.

We are, Sir, your humble servants. By order of the Committee.

To Major General Wooster.