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Letter to General Washington, on procuring a supply of live stock for the use of the Army


[A draft of a Letter to General Washington, in answer to his of the 13th instant, was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:]

Die Sabbati, 5 ho˙ P˙ M˙ June 15.

SIR: The Congress acknowledge the receipt of your favour of the 13th instant, respecting the retention of salted provisions by some persons on Long-Island.

I am directed by Congress to inform you that, by a resolution of yesterday, a copy whereof was furnished to the Commissary-General, they depend that he will obtain the provisions desired, and that the Congress has in contemplation some more general and effectual measures for securing the live stock in certain parts of the Colony for the benefit of the Army.

Enclosed is a copy of some information obtained from Mr˙ Abraham Livingston, of a stock of cattle in an exposed situation in New-Jersey, of which a copy is forwarded to the President of New-Jersey Congress or Committee of Safety.

I have the honour to be, most respectfully.

By order.

To His Excellency General Washington.