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Resolutions of the New-York Convention


In Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York, Harlem, August 8, 1776.

Resolved, That Colonel Josiah Smith be, and he hereby is, ordered immediately to march all his new levies to the western end of Nassau Island, and within two miles of Brigadier-General Greene' s encampment; and that he obey such orders as he may receive from time to time from Brigadier-General Greene.

Resolved unanimously, That Brigadier-General Clinton be, and he hereby is, appointed to the command of all the levies raised and to be raised in the Counties of Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, and West Chester, agreeable to the resolution of this Convention of the 16th day of July last.

Resolved, That General Clinton be informed of this appointment, and directed immediately to send expresses to the Counties of Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, and West Chester,


and order them to hasten their levies, and march them down to the fort now erected on the north side of King' s Bridge, leaving two hundred men under the command of a brave and alert officer, to take possession of, and throw up works at, the pass at Anthony' s Nose.

Resolved, That General Clinton be requested to order the Troops of Horse belonging to the Counties of Ulster, Orange, and West Chester, immediately to march to such posts as he may think proper that they should occupy, in order to watch the motions of the enemy' s ships of war now in Hudson' s River.

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