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Sundry Persons Recommended for Officers by the Committee


A Letter from David Pye, Esq˙, Chairman of a Committee on the south side of the Mountains, in Orange County, recommending sundry gentlemen for officers in the Troops to be raised in this Colony, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"In County Committee, south side of the Mountains, in the County of Orange, February 10, 1776.

"In pursuance of a resolution of the Continental Congress, and a recommendation of the Committee of Safety of New-York, now before us, we do recommend the under-named persons for officers for two companies, to be raised in this part of the said County, upon probability that they will be completed, viz:

"Amos Hutchings, Captain; Pattern Jackson, First Lieutenant; Robert Wood, Second Lieutenant; George Johnson, Ensign; nominated for officers for one company, for the Continental service.

"Arie King, Captain; William Sicher, First Lieutenant; John D˙ Coe, Second Lieutenant; Peter Oblenus, Ensign; nominated for officers for one company, for the Continental service.

"GENTLEMEN: The above nominations, if accepted by the Congress, the persons concerned request to know when they must commence, and what clothing is to be allowed,


and what will be allowed for sufficient arms which may amount to one-third the number of men.

"We are, gentlemen, your humble servants.

"Per order: DAVID PYE, Deputy Chairman.

"To the President of the Provincial Congress, New-York.

"P˙ S˙ The bearer hereof, Amos Hutchings, will wait your answer hereunto. Pray use the utmost despatch."

A Letter from John W˙ Watkins, offering his services to his country, and requesting a Commission, was read and filed.

Ordered, That the two last mentioned Letters be referred to the Committee appointed to take into consideration the matters recommended from Continental Congress to be carried into execution.

Mr˙ Isaac Marschalk, from the gentlemen requested by the Committee of Safety, delivered in a List of empty or uninhabited Houses in this City.