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Return of Clothing


In consequence of the Resolves of Congress, of January 12, 1776, the Officers of the Garrison of Chambly, now prisoners


at Trenton, beg leave to send in General Schuyler' s orders, and Captain Hulbert' s proceedings in consequence of them.

The officers were placed by Captain Hulbert at a tavern; that he afterwards went to Philadelphia, and reported to Congress what he had done; on his return to Trenton, he told the women of the house, and likewise some gentlemen of the Committee of Safety, that we were to live at the Continent' s expense, agreeable to the orders he received from General Schuyler, till she, or they, heard from Congress to the contrary, and that they were so busy at that time that nothing could be settled, but would be soon.

The officers imagine, that the bill already delivered in by Mrs. Stelle, and their lodgings, that the gentlemen of the Congress do not mean the officers should pay, as they were placed there by Captain Hulbert, by General Schuyler' s instruction, and confirmed by him, on his return from Philadelphia, to several gentlemen of the Committee of Safety.