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Letter from Philip Livingston and George Clinton


A Letter from Philip Livingston and George Clinton, Esquires, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Philadelphia, August 2, 1775.

"SIR: We received your letter by express this morning, in answer to which we beg leave to inform you that we have obtained an order of Congress on the Continental Treasury, in your favour, for one hundred and seventy-five thousand Dollars; but as there is not yet a sufficient number of the bills signed to answer the most pressing occasions, we imagine your draft cannot be answered before the latter end of the next week. We have, however, been able to borrow about eight thousand Pounds for you, which we will bring with us, expecting to set put for New-York this afternoon, the Congress having adjourned this morning till the 5th of September next.

"We are, Sir, your most obedient servants,


"To Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Esq."