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A Letter from the Committee of Suffolk County was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Suffolk County, March 1, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: In pursuance to your recommendation, the Committee of this County have ordered that no wheat or flour that shall be made after this date, nor any barrel pork or beef, be exported from this County until the 1st day of April next, unless the Provincial Congress or this Committee shall otherwise order. As this County stands in need of a considerable sum of money to defray their past expenses and to pay their Deputies for their attendance on Congress for the present year, we beg the favour of a loan of five hundred pounds; which this County will repay as soon as it will be in their power to collect the same; and desire the Deputies from this County may receive the money, they having our order for that purpose.

"We are, with the greatest respect, your humble servants. By order:


"To the Honourable Provincial Congress in New-York."