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A Letter from Major-General Lee, dated this day, requesting Money, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"New-York, February 27, 1776.

"SIR: As we have here no Continental Paymaster, I am under the necessity of addressing myself to the Provincial Congress to assist me in this article. I have a considerable party to be subsisted, and are now to be furnished with necessaries; two thousand dollars at least are requisite. You will much oblige me, therefore, sir, in endeavouring to procure this sum. If you could make it twenty-five hundred dollars, it would be more convenient to, sir, your most obedient,


"To Colonel Woodhull, President of the Provincial Congress, New-York."

The Congress agreed to give Major-General Lee an order on the Treasurer for twenty-five hundred Dollars. And an order for that purpose was drawn and approved of, in the words following, to wit:

Major-General Lee, by his Letter of this day, having requested of this Congress to advance him the sum of twenty-five hundred Dollars for the subsistence of his party:

Thereupon, Ordered, That Peter Van B˙ Livingston, Esquire, as Treasurer of this Congress, advance to Major-General Lee twenty-five hundred Dollars, on Continental account.