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Letter from New-York Delegates in Continental Congress to Committee of Safety


"The Congress resumed the consideration of the Report of the Committee on the state of New-York, and having consulted the gentlemen sent to Congress by the Convention of New-York, the same was agreed to as follows, to wit:

"Resolved, That for the reasons contained in the papers hereunto annexed, this Committee are of opinion that no further Fortifications ought to be erected at Martelaer' s Rock, on the Hudson-River, and that a point of land at Pooplopen' s Kill, on the said River, ought, without delay, to be effectually fortified.

"Resolved, That it be recommended to the Convention, or in their recess, the Committee of Safety of New-York, to carry into execution the above Resolution.

"Extract from the Minutes: