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Die Mercurii, 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙, May 8, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Dirck Wynkoop, Jun˙, Esq˙, Chairman.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Beckman, Captain Denning, Colonel McDougall.
FOR KING' S. — Mr˙ Polhemus.
FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ Cuyler, Mr˙ Glenn, Mr˙ Oothoudt.
FOR ORANGE. — Colonel Allison, Mr˙ Haring.
FOR ULSTER. — Mr˙ Wynkoop, Doctor De Witt, Mr˙ Wisner. Colonel Palmer.
FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ Lawrence.
FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Wickham.
FOR WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Paulding, Mr˙ Ward.

Mr˙ Philip Woodward, of Newtown, in Queen' s County, on Nassau-Island, (having received a warrant from the Provincial Congress of this Colony for recruiting men in a Company of Continental Troops, raising for the defence of this Colony,) attended, and was admitted. He informed this Committee that, notwithstanding the best endeavours of the officers of the Company, they have been unsuccessful in that service, and have little prospect of being able to recruit


so many men as will entitle them to Commissions. Mr˙ Woodward, considering that the defence of this Colony necessarily requires the immediate raising and imbodying the said troops, generously offered to resign his said warrant in the said Company, to the end that some other person be employed who may have it in his power to raise the men with that expedition which the service absolutely requires.

Thereupon, Resolved and Ordered, That, from the necessity of the case, Mr˙ Woodward' s resignation be accepted of; that he be paid for his services from the date of his warrant to this day, and that the thanks of this Committee be, and are hereby, given him for his patriotick spirit shown on this occasion; that Mr˙ Woodward' s conduct is an additional proof of his attachment to the true interests of his country; and that the benefit of the publick service only has induced Mr˙ Woodward to this resignation, and induced this Committee to accept it.

Ordered, That a copy of the aforegoing be delivered to Mr˙ Woodward.