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Thomas Harriott permitted to go at large upon his parole


Saturday, P˙ M˙, June 1, 1775.

Present: General Nathaniel Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Scott, Mr˙ Broome, Mr˙ Jay, Mr˙ Randall, Mr˙ Rutgers.

FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ Cuyler, Mr˙ Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Glenn.

FOR ORANGE. — Mr˙ Van Houton, Mr˙ Little.

FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper.

FOR DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ Paul Schenck, Mr˙ De Lavergne, Mr˙ James Livingston.

FOR CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Webster.

FOR QUEEN' S. — Colonel Blackwell, Mr˙ Samuel Townshend, Mr˙ James Townshend, Mr˙ Van Wyck.

FOR SUFFOLK. — Gen˙ Woodhull, Mr˙ Gelston, Mr˙ Strong.

FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Morris, Mr˙ Paulding.

FOR ULSTER. — Major Parks, Colonel Hasbrouck.

Mr˙ Thomas Harriott attending according to an order of this morning, was admitted, and asked several questions, and directed to withdraw. The Report of the New-York Committee, the order of Commitment, and his Letter of this morning, were read:

Thereupon, Ordered, That the said Thomas Harriott be permitted to go at large on his parole.

He also mentioned that he had appealed from the judgment of said Committee to this Congress, and was informed that a day will be fixed to prosecute his appeal. He then signed his parole, as follows, namely:

I do most solemnly swear, upon my honour, that I will not, either directly or indirectly, by word, act, or deed, contravene the measures or resolutions of the Continental or this Congress; and that I will not, either directly or indirectly, afford any aid, sustenance, or support of any kind whatsoever to the British King or Parliament, their fleets, armies, allies, agents, or adherents, during the present controversy between Great Britain and the United Colonies of North-America.



Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr˙ Daniel Goldsmith, the keeper of the Congress Jail, be, and he is hereby, directed to permit Mr˙ Thomas Harriott to go at large.

Ordered, That Doctor Hunloke Woodruff be, and he is hereby, appointed Surgeon of the Third Regiment of Continental Troops raised in this Colony, of which said Third Regiment Rudolphus Ritzema, Esq˙, is Colonel,


A Letter from Captain Varick, requesting that two tons of Oakum be forwarded to Albany, was read.

Ordered, That Colonel Broome and Mr˙ Glenn wait on General Putnam, and inform him that this Congress are about closing their accounts, and it being out of their department, they request him to execute said order.