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Captain Wynkoop directed to inlist the number of Mariners required by General Schuyler, without delay


Die Sabbati, 4to ho˙ P˙ M˙, April 13, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Mr˙ William Paulding, Chairman.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Scott, Mr˙ Randall, Mr˙ Imlay, Colonel Brasher, Mr˙ Sands, Colonel Lott, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ J˙ Van Cortlandt.
FOR SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Tredwell.
FOR ORANGE. — Mr˙ Cuyper.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Covenhoven.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ Everson.


FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Paulding.
FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ Lawrence.

A Letter from Major-General Schuyler to General Thompson, was read, of which the following extract is the last sentence, to wit:

"Will you be so good as to request the New-York Congress that the sailors may be sent up without delay."

Captain Jacobus Wynkoop, on request, attended the Committee, and agreed to accept of and execute the following order:

Ordered, That Captain Jacobus Wynkoop do inlist the number of Mariners desired by Major-General Schuyler, for the service at the Lakes, with all possible despatch. That Captain Wynkoop proceed to Albany with the said Mariners to General Schuyler, and take his directions as to the vessels on the Lakes, until the honourable the Continental Congress shall have appointed him to that command, or some other gentleman shall arrive at the Lakes authorized to take the command.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Scott, Colonel Brasher, and Mr˙ Van Cortlandt, be a Committee to wait on General Washington.