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Letter from General Sullivan to the New-Hampshire Congress



Portsmouth, November 1, 1775.

MUCH RESPECTED GENTLEMEN: I enclose you a letter from Head-Quarters, calling for my presence immediately. Mr˙ Palfrey tells me he doubts not I may return in two or three days, and, by what he has communicated, I am convinced that I must return in a very short time. I am well satisfied that my presence can by no means be dispensed with at Head-Quarters. I am sorry the call was so sudden as to prevent my seeing the works completed


and the Army formed. That you may know how far I have proceeded, I have directed the orderly book to be transmitted to you, with a return of the men in the several departments. I also enclose you a return of the stores in each fort, with what is wanting to make a proper defence, that you may know the state of your forts. I shall leave the artillery officers and men here with the company of Riflemen till my return, which will be as sudden as possible.

Gentlemen, I am, with great esteem, your very humble servant,


Honourable Provincial Congress.

P˙ S˙ I also enclose the Barrackmaster' s return.