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Letter to Walter Livingston

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The same gentlemen also addressed a Letter to Walter Livingston, Esq˙, Deputy Commissary-General, in the words following, viz:

New-York, November 13, 1775.

SIR: We received by express, from Philadelphia, sundry resolutions of Congress. We enclose you a copy of such of them as will show you the necessity of furnishing and keeping up a stock of provisions for a thousand men, for a month, at the fortifications in the Highlands. Those posts have been hitherto supplied from hence.

We beg leave to suggest it as our opinion, that though a proper stock of salt provision must be laid in store, yet fresh beef, for present daily consumption, will be most healthy for the troops, and much the cheapest, and may be easily obtained, in great plenty, from Orange County, in the neighbourhood of the fort.

We are respectfully, Sir, your very humble servants,

P˙ V˙ B˙ LIVINGSTON,
ALEXANDER McDOUGALL,
JACOBUS VAN ZANDT,
JAMES BEEKMAN,
EGBERT DUMOND,
WILLIAM ALLISON,
THOMAS SMITH.

To Walter Livingston, Esq.

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