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Letter to General Wooster


In Provincial Congress, New-York, August 16, 1775.

SIR: It being absolutely necessary that the Troops levied on Long-Island march immediately to join General Schuyler, and as it is probable future attempts will be made, by order of General Gage, to take the live stock from the east end of Long-Island and the islands near it, it is conceived by the Congress, that to prevent such depredations, it is proper that you should continue there with your Troops till further order, which you are hereby desired to do accordingly.

We are, Sir, your most obedient humble servants. By order.

General Wooster.