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General Woodhull authorized to make disposition of the Militia of his Brigade, on any sudden invasion, as he may think best


A draft of a Letter to Brigadier-General Woodhull, was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

SIR: We have by this conveyance sent to Huntington one thousand pounds of gunpowder, and four thousand pounds of lead, for the use of the inhabitants of your County, to be charged to the County, to be accountable. We must add that ammunition is so scarce that it is not probable you will soon receive any further supply.

By a resolution of the Committee of Safety, you are authorized to make such dispositions of the Militia of your brigade, on any sudden invasion, as you, from time to time, shall think best, without delaying for directions from the Provincial Congress, Committee of Safety, or of the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental forces in this Colony, or from the County Committee.

We are, respectfully, sir, your very humble servants.

To Brigadier-General Woodhull.