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Committee of Brooklyn


Die Lunae, A˙ M˙, February 19, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.
FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Scott, Mr˙ Beekman, Colonel Brasher, Colonel McDougall.
FOR ALBANY. — General Ten Broeck, Colonel Nicoll, Mr˙ A˙ Yates, Mr˙ Gansevoort.
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ L' Hommedieu, Mr˙ Wickham, Mr˙ Hobart.
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Hay, Colonel Allison.
FOR DUTCHESS. — Colonel Ten Broeck, Mr˙ G˙ Livingston, Colonel Humphreys, Colonel M˙ Graham.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Wisner, Mr˙ Rhea, Mr˙ Lefever, Mr˙ Dewitt.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Covenhoven, Mr˙ Vanderbilt.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Dr˙ Graham, Mr˙ Paulding.
FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore.
FOR CHARLOTTE. — Dr˙ Williams˙

The Members for King' s County represented that the Committee of King' s County have waited on General Lee; that he informed them that four hundred Men, properly placed in King' s County, will answer his purposes at present; that the said Committee are of opinion that they may have great difficulty in finding empty Houses, or proper places, for so many Troops, in any other way than by billeting some of them in families, which they are ready to do if they have the order of this Congress for the purpose.

Therefore Ordered, That the Committee of the Township of Brooklyn be authorized, and are hereby authorized, to provide proper Lodgments or Quarters for such Continental Troops, or any other Troops in Continental pay, as General Lee shall order or think necessary to place there; and if the said Committee cannot otherwise conveniently provide proper Lodgments or Quarters for such Troops, that they be, and are hereby, authorized to billet such Troops in families, in such manner as they shall think proper.