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Letter from Colonel Drake


3 ho˙ P˙ M˙, February 2, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Mr˙ Joseph Hallett, Chairman, Colonel McDougall, Mr˙ Brewster, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Clarke, Colonel Brasher, Mr˙ Sands.

A Letter from Colonel Joseph Drake, dated the 31st January, and received yesterday, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

January 31, 1776.

Sir: I received yours, per express, yesterday. Last night, sent and apprehended Josiah Burrell, Thomas Hains, and Isaac Gidney, whom I have sent forward to you, under guard. The others have not been apprehended yet, but shall endeavour to have them secured, if possible.

I am, sir, your very humble servant,


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