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A Letter from Colonel Swartwout was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"New-York, February 26, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: Be pleased to let me have six hundred and twenty-four pounds for the use of my regiment, in order to enable them to provide themselves with blankets and other necessaries.


"To the Honourable Provincial Congress, New-York."

The Congress was informed by two of the Dutchess County Members that Colonel Swartwout had told them that four hundred Pounds will be sufficient for the present.

Ordered, That Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, as Treasurer of the Provincial Congress of this Colony, advance to Colonel Jacobus Swartwout, of Dutchess County, the sum of four hundred Pounds, on account of the pay of his Regiment; and that the Treasurer take his receipt for the same, on account.