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Application from General Lee for Quarters for the Regiment from Philadelphia

Colonel McDougall informed the Congress that General Lee has information that the Regiment from Philadelphia was to march on Friday last; that they may be expected this evening or to-morrow; that they will be posted on Nassau-Island, from the Wallaboght to Gewanus; that quarters must be immediately provided for them in that part of Nassau-Island, and a Commissary provided to furnish them with Provisions, if they are not already provided with a Commissary and a military chest. The Congress are therefore of opinion, that the Deputies of King' s County ought immediately to attend the Congress, and fix on proper persons, well acquainted with the inhabitants where the Troops are to be posted.

A draft of a Letter to the Deputies of King' s County was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, February 18, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: A matter is now under the consideration. of the Congress of the utmost importance to your County in particular, as well as to the Colony in general. You are therefore earnestly requested to attend the Congress immediately, as the business will admit of no delay. If any inconvenience should happen to your constituents by your neglect, they will know to whose account to charge it. We expect your attendance at three o' clock this afternoon.

By order of Congress.

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