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Letter from Samuel Tucker to the President of Congress


New-Jersey Committee of Safety, Princeton, January 13, 1776.

Ordered, That the President write to the Continental Congress, acquainting them that the Congress of this Province is to meet 31st instant, at New-Brunswick, at which time they will, undoubtedly, give all due attention to raising the battalion ordered in this Colony. Being firmly pursuaded that the appointment of officers by the Congress will give much greater satisfaction in the Colony than if appointed by the Committee, this Committee have, for weighty reasons, deferred issuing warrants, until the meeting of Congress; at the same time recommend Azariah Dunham, Esq˙, to be appointed Commissary for supplying such Battalion when raised.

By order of the Committee: