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Letter to the Continental Congress


A draught of a Letter to the Continental Congress, to cover a copy of Captain John Hamilton' s Information, was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress for the Colony of New-York,

October 3, 1775.

SIR: The enclosed state of information is of such a nature that it is conceived highly proper to communicate it with all despatch to the Congress.

I am, Sir, your most humble servant. By order:

To the Honourable John Hancock, Esq˙, President.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the President, and transmitted, with the said Information, and extract of a Letter from Falmouth.

Ordered, That a like Letter be engrossed, and signed by the President, and, with a copy of the said Information and extract of a Letter, transmitted to General Washington.

The Proposal of a merchant of New-York, to load five


hundred barrels of Flour to Hispaniola, and to bring in return five tons of Gunpowder, was read.