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Thomas Palmer to New-York Congress

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THOMAS PALMER TO NEW-YORK CONGRESS.

Newburgh, in Ulster County, February 9, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: The bearer hereof, Mr˙ John Burnett, being desirous of raising a company in the standing army, to be raised in this Province for the ensuing season; and has applied to us for a recommendation to the honourable House, in order that he may obtain a warrant for inlisting his men. Mr˙ Burnett being a gentleman with whom we are fully acquainted, and knowing him to be well-disposed to the liberties of his country, and otherwise a person under a good character, and having had considerable experience in the service the last war, we, therefore, recommend him for one, as fit a person as we know of, at present, in this County, to have the command of a company; and make no doubt his interest is very good for inlisting men. We must, therefore, beg you will indulge him with a warrant for that purpose.

We are, very respectfully, gentlemen, your most humble servants,

THOMAS PALMER. SAMUEL BREWSTER.

To the Honourable the Provincial Congress for the Province of New-York.

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