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Letter to Colonel Fanning


A draught of a Letter to Colonel Phineas Fanning was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

SIR: You are requested immediately to repair to the east end of Long-Island, and take the command of the Militia to be raised there, and the Troops that will be sent from General Wooster' s camp, and also the Forces raised by this Colony now on the island, and use your best endeavours to prevent the cattle from being taken off the island by the Ministerial Army, and protect the inhabitants from insult.

We depend on your activity and courage, and hope you will be able to give a good account of General Gage' s detachment.

We are, Sir, your very humble servants. By order of Congress.

To Colonel Phineas Fanning, at Southold.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the President, and sent by the Messenger from Suffolk County.