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Colonel Long to New-Hampshire Committee of Safety

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COLONEL LONG TO NEW-HAMPSHIRE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY.

Portsmouth, November 19, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: I am exceedingly sorry to be obliged to entreat your Honours to take into consideration the distresses of the soldiers inlisted in the regiment under my command. Before this time they expected to have received some money to lay in their stores for the winter, &c˙; and I really expected to have got them some of the Paymaster for the Eastern department, to whom I sent, who said he could not pay any unless ordered by General Ward. But upon application made to him, the messenger was answered that he had no knowledge of us, therefore could not comply with the request. If they cannot get any it is impossible for me to get requisite duty done, I having repeatedly told them they would not be neglected.

I am, with due respect, gentlemen, your most obedient, humble servant,

PIERCE LONG.

Honourable Committee.

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