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Letter from a Committee of Westchester County, New-York, to the Provincial Congress

We do suspect the above-mentioned Elijah Oakley of being unfriendly to the country, from his conduct in inlisting Isaac Bates, who was known to be a professed Tory, and taking him out of our hands when we were about to deal with him, and then discharged him; but, at the same time, positively affirmed to us that he would make him go; and finally did advertise him, when he never kept out of his way.

By order of the Committee of Fredericksburgh.

DAVID SMITH, Chairman.

March 16, 1776.