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New-York Congress to Governour Trumbull



In Provincial Congress, New-York, June 10, 1775.

SIR: Since our former letters to your Company on the subject of gunpowder, by application to a neighbouring Colony we have procured a quantity, which we cheerfully spare, as we apprehend it will be most acceptable to our brethren of the Massachusetts-Bay. For the more speedy despatch, we would ask the favour of you to issue, out of your most easterly magazine, six hundred and fifty-five pounds weight, and forward to the American camp at Boston, and we shall immediately replace it, the like quantity being already on the way to your Colony.

We are, Sir, your most obedient and humble servants.

By order of the Congress:

P˙V˙B˙ LIVINGSTON, President.

Hon˙ Jonathan Trumbull, Governour of Connecticut.

P˙ S˙ As we have given a receipt for the powder to our neighbouring Colony, you will please to direct the like to be given us.