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Letter from the Continental Congress, enclosing Resolutions of the 1st, 3d, and 4th of June, for reinforcing the Army


"In Congress, June 1, 1776.

"Resolved, That six thousand Militia be employed to reinforce the Army in Canada, and to keep up the communication with that Province. And, to make up that number,

"Resolved, That the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay be requested to supply of their Militia - - - - -3,000 — 4 Battalions,
Connecticutof their Militia - - - 1,500 — 2 Battalions,
New-Hampshireof their Militia - - 750 — 1 Battalion,
New-York of their Militia - - - - 750 — 1 Battalion. ________
6,000 — 8 Battalions.

"JUNE 3, 1776. — Resolved, That the General be empowered to employ in Canada a number of Indians not exceeding two thousand.

"That thirteen thousand eight hundred Militia be employed to reinforce the Army at New-York. To complete which number,

"Resolved, That the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay be requested to furnish of their Militia - - - - - - - - - - 2,000
Connecticut of their Militia - - - - - - - - - 5,500
New-York of their Militia - - - - - - - - - - - 3,000
New-Jersey of their Militia - - - - - - - - - - 3,300
Making, in the whole, - - - - - - - - - - - 13,800


"Resolved, as the opinion of this Congress, That the eleven Battalions raised and ordered to be raised for the protection of the four New-England Colonies are sufficient.

"Resolved, That a Flying-Camp be immediately established in the Middle Colonies, and that it consist of ten thousand men. To make up which number,

"Resolved, That the Colony of Pennsylvania be requested to furnish of their Militia - - - - - - - - - - - - 6,000
Maryland of their Militia - - - - - - - - - - - - 3,400
Delaware Government of theirs - - - - 600
Making, in the whole, - - - 10,000

"That the Militia be engaged to the 1st day of December, unless sooner discharged by Congress.

"That the pay of the Militia commence from the day of their marching from home, and that they be allowed one penny a mile, lawful money, in lieu of rations, for travelling expenses, and one day' s pay for every twenty miles between home and the general rendezvous, going and returning.

"That two Provincial Brigadier-Generals be employed in the Canada Department — one from Massachusetts-Bay, and one from Connecticut.

"That four Provincial Brigadier-Generals be employed in the New-York Department — one from Massachusetts-Bay, one from Connecticut, one from New-York, and one from New-Jersey.

"That three Provincial Brigadier-Generals be employed for the Flying-Camp — two from Pennsylvania, and one from Maryland.

"That the said Brigadier-Generals be appointed by the respective Colonies above mentioned.

"Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to the Assemblies, Conventions, and Committees of Safety in the United Colonies, to fall upon the most effectual means of removing the stock, grain, and meal, from such parts of their respective Colonies as are invaded, or are in imminent danger of being invaded, by the enemy.

"That the General Assembly of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay, the Governour and Assembly of Connecticut, the Conventions of New-Yorkand New-Jersey, and the several Conventions of such other of the United Colonies in which there are any Lead-Mines, be requested to transmit to Congress, with all convenient despatch, the state and condition of the Lead-Mines in their respective Colonies, and use the most speedy means to procure their being wrought to effect.

"Extract from the Minutes:


"June 4, 1776.

"Resolved, That it be recommended to the Assemblies and Conventions of the Colonies requested to supply or furnish Militia by the Resolutions of yesterday, to take particular care that the Militia come provided with Arms, Accoutrements, and Camp-Kettles.

"By order of Congress:

"JOHN HANCOCK, President."