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J. Lamb and G. Roorback to New-York Congress

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J˙ LAMB AND G˙ ROORBACK TO NEW-YORK CONGRESS.

New-York, June 26, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: Pursuant to your order we immediately waited on Mr Evert Bancker, the Barrack-master, to request his delivering us the keys of the Barracks, when he informed us that he had, in compliance with your order of Thursday last, employed a proper person to get the Barracks cleansed with the utmost expedition. But upon inspecting into the matter this morning, we find there are only four persons employed for that purpose; and as there are sixty rooms, all of which, are extremely dirty, we are of opinion that it will take them ten or twelve days at least to get them effectually and properly cleansed. Besides, there is a good deal of mason' s and carpenter' s work necessary to be done, as they are much out of repair.

We are, with the greatest respect, gentlemen, your most humble servants,

JOHN LAMB,
GARRET ROORBACK.

To the Provincial Congress for the Colony of New-York.

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