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Mr. Jonathan Lawrence


An Order from Mr˙ Jonathan Lawrence, one of the Commissioners at the Fortifications in the Highlands, was read, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Fort Constitution, February 28, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: Please to pay unto Mr˙ John Vanderbilt, or order, fifty pounds, it being part of my pay as Commissioner of Fortifications, and for which his receipt will be acknowledged by, gentlemen, your humble servant,


"To the Honourable Provincial Congress of New-York"

Ordered, That Peter Van B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, as Treasurer of this Congress, pay to Mr˙ John Vanderbilt, or his order, the sum of fifty Pounds, on account of the pay due to Mr˙ Jonathan Lawrence, as one of the Commissioners employed in erecting the Fortifications in the Highlands, and take his receipt for the same.