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A Letter from Benjamin Franklin, on behalf of the Committee of Philadelphia, dated the 13th instant, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Philadelphia, February 13, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: The bearer, John Grace, has the care of a ton of Gunpowder, sent by the Congress to the Committee of Safety at New-York. If he should need any advice or assistance on the way; you will be so good, on his application, to afford it to him.

"I am, gentlemen, in behalf of the Committee here, with much respect, your most obedient, humble servant,


"To the Gentlemen of the Committees of Trenton, Brunswick, and New-York."

Colonel McDougall informed the Congress that the said ton of Gunpowder is safely lodged in the Powder-House at New-York.