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Letter to General Washington


A draft of a Letter, to his Excellency General Washington, to cover copies of the Resolutions for calling the Militia to the fortification beyond King' s Bridge, and Col˙ Smith' s Regiment to General Greene' s Brigade, was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

"SIR: I am directed by the Convention of the State of New-York to enclose to your Excellency sundry resolutions which they have entered into, in consequence of part of your letter of this date. The Convention have further measures in contemplation for the security of this State, which they conceive of the utmost importance to the general cause of America. So soon as they are determined on, I shall give your Excellency immediate notice; and at the same time answer your two letters of this date in a more particular manner than the hurry of business will at present admit of.

"I have the honour to be, most respectfully, &c.

"To his Excellency General Washington."

Ordered, That a copy of the said Letter be engrossed, and signed by the President, and, together with copies of the Resolutions above-mentioned, transmitted to the General immediately.