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Letter to Mr. Reinsen


A draft of an answer to Henry Remsen, Esq˙, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

SIR: We are, this morning, favoured with your letter. We are much at a loss to conjecture by whose means an application was made to you for supplying the ship Asia with the stores mentioned in your letter, as all supplies for the ships stationed here have hitherto been made by order of the Provincial Congress, or the Committee of Safety in pursuance of their order, and through Abram Lott, Esq.

We could more readily form a judgment on this matter if we knew by whom the application was made. We, therefore, delay giving our sentiments on this subject until we hear further from you.

We highly approve of your having refused permission to Mr˙ Serle to go on board of the Dutchess, and we wish the City Committee would give such effectual directions as that he might be prevented from going on board.

We are, most respectfully, sir, your most obedient, humble servants. By order of the Committee.

To John Remsen, Esq˙, present.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the Chairman, and transmitted.