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Letter from Lord Stirling


Die Martis, 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙, February 6, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Mr˙ Joseph Hallett, Chairman, Mr˙ Scott, Colonel McDougall, Colonel Brasher, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Oothoudt, Colonel Pierre Van Cortlandt.

A Letter from Lord Stirling, sent by a Corporal of his Troops, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

Elizabethtown, February 5, 1776.

SIR: By the powder ordered for us by the Continental Congress not being yet arrived at this place, I am under the necessity of asking the favour of the New-York Committee of Safety to send five thousand cartridges, (of the size of the New-Jersey Provincial aims,) to Paulus-Hook, to be there by ten o' clock, to-morrow morning.

I am, sir, your most humble servant,


"To the Chairman of the Committee of Safety, New-York."