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Letter from the President of Congress to Colonel Roberdeau: Requesting a guard to take charge of money to New-York on its way to Canada

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PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS TO COLONEL ROBERDEAU.

Philadelphia, June 16, 1776.

DEAR SIR: The Continental troops having left this city forNew-York, I am laid under the necessity to request you will be so obliging as to order a guard of six men, with an officer, of your battalion of Associators, in whom you can confide, to attend a wagon of money from hence toNew-York, on its way toCanada; your guard to be relieved atNew-York by a guard which GeneralWashington will appoint immediately on their arrival atNew-York. I should be glad the guard might be at my house by nine o' clock to-morrow morning.

I am, with much esteem, sir, your very humble servant,
JOHN HANCOCK,President.

To the Honourable ColonelRoberdeau.

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