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Letter to Mr. Pettit, Requiring Him to Attend at Burlington


Ordered, That a copy of the following Letter be signed by the President, and sent to Mr˙ Pettit:

In Congress, New Jersey, New Brunswick, February 5, 1776.

SIR: The papers, books, and records, mentioned and contained in the schedule annexed, have been ordered by this Congress to be removed from the Secretary' s Office at Perth Amboy, and deposited in the Secretary' s Office at Burlington, there to remain under your care. You are hereby required to attend there on Thursday next, and receive the same, and when received to give your acknowledgment thereof accordingly.

Resolved, unanimously, That the Papers, Books, and Records, in the Surveyor-General' s Office at Perth-Amboy, be immediately removed to the house of Peter Schenck, Esq˙, in the County of Somerset; and that Mr˙ Van Boskirk and Mr˙ Cook be a Committee to wait upon Mr˙ Smith with a copy of this Resolve, and carry the same into effect.

Resolved, unanimously, That the Committee, if they should find it necessary, do take to their assistance Major Deare, or other Officers, and the Militia under his command, for the purpose of removing the Papers, Books and Records in the Surveyor-General' s Office at Perth-Amboy, to the place appointed.