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Letter from General Washington to New-York Congress


"Cambridge, December 17,1775.

"SIR: I yesterday received the enclosed information from several persons who lately came out of Boston, which I thought it my duty to transmit to you.

"Whether these troops are embarked, I cannot undertake to say; but if they are, it is more than probable that their destination may be very different from what they gave out in Boston, and that they were only used as a feint. It is certain that several ships sailed from thence yesterday morning.

"I am, sir, your humble servant,

"To the President of the Honourable Convention at New-York."