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Letter to the New-York Delegates in the Continental Congress


A draught of a Letter to the New-York Delegates on the subject of a Post-Office, was read, and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, July 26, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We enclose you the Report of our Committee on the subject of the Post-Office, with the sundry papers which remained before us, and the votes of our House this evening on that subject.

We are sorry that, by occasion of our late adjournment, and of sundry matters more immediately pressing before the adjournment, this matter has been so long delayed with us.

We beg leave to recommend Mr˙ Ebenezer Hazaard as a most careful, fit, and proper person to be Postmaster at New-York, and hope the Continental Congress may appoint him.

We conceive our present Eastern Riders proceed too far to the eastward. General Schuyler some time ago mentioned to us the necessity of having Couriers from hence to Albany or Ticonderoga. We are frequently obliged to send messengers to Albany, which a regular post to the northward would often prevent. We submit the necessity and utility of Northern Post Riders or


couriers to the wisdom of the Continental Congress; and are, most respectfully Gentlemen, your most obedient humble servants.

To the New-York Delegates at Continental Congress.

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

The Congress then adjourned till to-morrow morning, nine o' clock.

Die Jovis, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, July 27, 1775.