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Letter to the Committee of Elizabethtown


A draft of a Letter to Jonathan Hampton, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee of Elizabethtown, was read and approved of and is in the words following, to wit:

In Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-York, during the recess of the Provincial Congress, New-York, January 3, 1776.

Sir: We have obtained a very small supply of powder, which enables us to repay that so kindly lent us by the food people of your Colony, for the use of the Continental Army. We have directed eighteen quarter casks to be delivered to you, or your order to repay the quantities borrowed of the respective Committees of Elizabethtown, Woodbridge, and New-Brunswick, and request you to take the troube of delivering to each their proper quantity.

We were only a conveyance of that loan to the Continental Army, and we take this first opportunity in our


power to repay it, with our most grateful acknowledgments, which we pray you to communicate.

We are most respectfully, sir, your very humble servants.

To Jonathan Hampton, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee of Elizabethtown.

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