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Letter to General Wooster



Die Lunae, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, August 7, 1775.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment. Present:

Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, President.

A draught of a Letter to General Wooster was read and approved, before a sufficient number of Members appeared to constitute a Congress. Soon after, a sufficient number of Members appeared in the Congress Chamber, and the said draught being again read, and a postscript added thereto, the said Letter and postscript are in the words following, to wit:

SIR: The Congress are not now sitting. We are under a necessity of applying to you for the loan of two hundred pounds of Gunpowder.

Please, Sir, to deliver to the order of Ezra L' Hommedieu and John Foster, Esqrs˙, two hundred weight of Powder, on account of this Colony, for which the Congress here will send you an order, and see it replaced as soon as possible.

I am, Sir, your humble servant,

P˙ V˙ B˙ LIVINGSTON, President.

August 7, 1775.

N˙ B˙ The Congress are since met, and request you immediately to send off four Companies of your Troops, to march to the east end of Long-Island, to assist the inhabitants there in preventing the stock from being taken off by the King' s Troops, for the use of the Army at Boston, They are there to be under the command of Colonel Phineas Fanning.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the President, and sent to General Wooster.