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Mr˙ Duer, from the Committee to whom was referred the Letters from the Secret Committee at Poughkeepsie, having reported thereon, the Convention agreed to a recital, in the words following, namely:

Whereas the Secret Committee, appointed by this Convention to devise means for annoying the enemy' s ships, and obstructing the navigation of Hudson' s River, having, by their letter received this day, informed the Convention of their fitting out two armed vessels at Poughkeepsie, and giving the command of one of them to Captain Henry Benson, who they have sent down to New-York to procure and purchase sundry articles necessarily required in fitting out


said vessels, and requesting the Convention to supply Captain Benson with money for that purpose:

Ordered, That Peter V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, as Treasurer of this Convention, advance to Captain Henry Benson the sum of £500, for the purpose aforesaid, and take his receipt for the same.