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Provincial Congress of New-York


Wednesday, September 20, 1775.

Met according to adjournment.

On motion, Resolved, That the President write to the


Provincial Congress of New-York, or the Committee of Safety, directing them immediately to send forward the whole of the Troops ordered to be raised, that they may be immediately equipped, and join General Schuyler as soon as possible.

That the President write to Governour Trumbull, and acquaint him that the Congress have directed the Troops under the command of General Wooster, and three Companies under the command of Colonel Webb, immediately to march to Albany, to be ready for the orders of General Schuyler, and to request him to order such other of the Connecticut Troops as are now unemployed in that Colony to march to Albany, there to wait the orders of General Schuyler, in case he should stand in need of further re-enforcements, to request Governour Trumbull to issue such orders and give such directions to his officers as may effectually prevent all disputes in point of rank or command.

The Committee appointed to prepare a Letter to General Schuyler brought in the same, which was read and approved.

Ordered, That it be signed by the President and forwarded.

Ordered, That a copy of General Schuyler' s Letter be forwarded to General Washington.

The Congress resumed the consideration of General Washington' s Letter, No˙ 4.

Resolved, That Mr˙ Gridley have a Commission as a Colonel of the Artillery.

That the appointment of a Brigadier-General be deferred till to-morrow.

That the Congress will to-morrow take into consideration the state of the Trade of America.

Adjourned till to-morrow, at nine o' clock,