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Massachusetts Congress to Assembly of Connecticut



Watertown, June 1, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We gratefully acknowledge the receipt of your favour of the 27th ultimo. We fully concur in opinion with you, that maintaining a post at Ticonderoga or Crown Point, is of the utmost importance; therefore take particular satisfaction that you have, on this subject, so early and repeatedly expressed your minds to the Continental Congress.

By private intelligence, of the 29th ultimo, sent to Captain Joseph Trumbull, we are informed that the Provincial Congress of New-York do not understand the resolve of the Continental Congress, concerning said fortresses, to extend so far as wholly to disseminate them; but so far only as to supply any fortifications that may be built at the south end of Lake George. Which resolve, in this sense of it, they are with despatch executing; therefore, in our present distressing situation, we have postponed sending further assistance to Captain Arnold, especially since New-York have not requested it.

To the Hon˙ William Williams, Speaker of the House of Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut.