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Letter to the Committee of Safety for New-Jersey

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A draught of a Letter to the Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-Jersey was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-York, September 27, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We are informed that a number of men from your Colony, who enlisted in the Regiments raised in this Colony for the Continental service, have deserted, and are now lurking in New-Jersey. We submit it to your consideration, whether proper steps should not be taken to apprehend them, and whether it will not be proper for your Committee to adopt measures similar to those we have taken, for apprehending deserters, which are printed in the publick papers. We request that you would direct such deserters as may be taken in your Colony to be forwarded immediately to this City, that they may be sent to the Regiments to which they respectively belong.

We are your humble servants.

By order of the Committee.

The Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-Jersey.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the Chairman, and transmitted.

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