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Mamicoting Committee to New-York Congress



May 13, 1775.

The inhabitants of the Precinct of Mamicoting met together, and chose a Committee; likewise they all signed the Association, and are determined to stand by the same. And whereas we were destitute of militia officers hitherto, the following officers were chosen, viz: Jacob Rutson De Witt, Captain; Abraham Cuddeback, Junior, First Lieutenant; Robert Cook, Second Lieutenant; Samuel King, Ensign. We, the Committee, do think it proper to send you the account of our proceedings. Although Benjamin Depuy, Esquire, of our Precinct, joined the County Committee, yet it was before we were formed into a Committee.

Whereas, we are a frontier Company, if an Indian war should happen to break out, difficulties may arise by the officers lacking authority: we therefore petition the gentlemen of the Congress that the nominated officers may be authorized to act as in commission. And whereas, there are several poor men in our Precinct, who are able and willing to right for their rights and liberty, and not capable of providing themselves either with arms or ammunition: we, therefore, further petition, that you, gentlemen, will take it into consideration, and provide for such poor people; and you will oblige your humble petitioners. By order of the Committee:

JOHN YOUNG, Chairman.

To the Chairman of the Provincial Congress, convened in the City of New-York.