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American ^rtjities: CONSISTING OF

A COLLECTION OF AUTHENTICK RECORDS, STATE PAPERS, DEBATES, AND LETTERS AND OTHER NOTICES OF PUBLICK AFFAIRS, THE WHOLE FORMING

A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF

THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OP THE NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES; OP THE

CAUSES AND ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION;

AND OF

THE CONSTITUTION OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES, TO

THE FINAL RATIFICATION THEREOF.

IN SIX SERIES. FIRST SERIES.

From

the Discovery

and Settlement of the North American

From

the

FOURTH SERIES. King's Message of March 7th,

Colonies, to the Revolution in England, in 1688.

the Revolution in England, in 1688, to the Cession of

Canada

to Great Britain,

by the Treaty

at Paris, in 1763.

the Declaration of Independence, in 1776, to the Definitive Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, in 1783.

From

SIXTH SERIES.

THIRD SERIES.

From

the Cession of Canada, in 1763, to the King's

sage to Parliament, of

March

ings in North America.

in 1776.

FIFTH SERIES.

SECOND SERIES.

From

1774, to the Decla-

ration of Independence, by the United States,

7th, 1774,

Mes-

on the Proceed-

From

the Treaty of Peace, in 1783, to the

final ratification

of the Constitution of Government for the United States, proposed by the Convention, held at Philadelphia, in 1787.

BY PETER FORCE.

PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF AN ACT OF CONGRESS.

ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OP CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR

1843,

BY PETER FORCE, IN

THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

r///

AMERICAN ARCHIVES: CONTAINING

A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY or

THE ENGLISH COLONIES

IN

NORTH AMERICA,

FROM

THE

KING'S

MESSAGE TO PARLIAMENT, OF MARCH

7,

1774,

TO

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BT

THE UNITED STATES.

BY PETER FORCE.

VOLUME

PUBLISHED BY

M. ST. CLAIR

V.

CLARKE AND PETER FORCE,

UNDER AUTHORITY OF ACTS OF CONGRESS, PASSED ON THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH, 1833, AND ON THE THIRD DAY OF MARCH, 1843.

»« W

WASHINGTON, APRIL,

1844.

E

ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS,

IN

THE YEAR

1844,

BY PETER FORCE, IN

THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

CONTENTS OF THE FIFTH VOLUME OF THE FOURTH SERIES.

NEW-HAMPSHIRE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.



1776. Jan. 5, Resolutions of Provincial Congress for taking . . . . Government, Matthew Thornton appointed Speaker of the House, and Ebenezer Thompson Clerk, Twelve Counsellors for the Colony chosen, Ebenezer Thompson appointed Secretary for

up

6,

8,

9,

10,

Civil

---.-.

the Colony, Philips White chosen Speaker of the House, Committee to draw up Rules for the House, Towns whose Representatives are advanced to the Council to choose new Members, Monitors appointed, Rules of Order reported and adopted, Committee to draft an Act to confirm the proceedings of the late Congresses, Committee to revise the system of Laws in force in the Colony, Committee to state the Wages of the present House of Assembly, Nicholas Oilman appointed Treasurer and Re-

--------------

ceiver-General, Chief Justice and Assistant Justices appointed,

l

3 3

3

4

an Indian Preacher to the Indian Nations, to collect evidence of losses sustained in the Colony since the shutting up of our Ports, Committee to prepare a reply to Committee of Portsmouth, 15, Bill confirming the proceedings of the late Congresses passed,

Committee

...... ----------

shire,

-

-

15

16 Continental Congress ap-

pointed,

16

24,

Committee

5

25,

Committee on settling the dispute between Colonel Hobart and Colonel Stark, Committee of Safety authorized to fit out and send off the Regiment to Canada, Committee on petitioning Congress to station

to

draw up Regulations

Court

for a

of Admiralty,

5

26,

6

17

a Battalion at Portsmouth,

7

18 19 19

-

-

.-,,,..

7 8

Petition from the

8

Adjourned

the Continental Congress,

Assembly

Congress,

9

-

to first

-

9

-

-

-

^20 -21

-

.

-

in

-

March, -

-

-

21

.

21 21 22

. . List of the Representatives, Petition from the Baptists at Brentwood, read, Conjmittee to make additional Rules for the

House, 9

-

..--.--

Courts to be opened and held as usual, Five hundred men to be raised and stationed at Portsmouth, Form of civil Government lately established in the Colony to be published by Proclamation, that all persons may conform, Proclamation tor a General Fast, ordered, Complaint against the Committee of Safety for Hollis, &c., to be heard on the 20th instant, Committee to give notice to the Eastern Ports,

...

8,

10 9,

that the

Committee

11 11 11,

enemy's Privateers are on the coast. to

. . to guard the coast, General Washington desired to return the Powder lent him, Regiment of seven hundred and twenty-five men to be raised and stationed at Piscata-

------

12,

to-morrow,

23 23 23 24 24 25

to

coast, Petition to dismiss Colonel Folsora, to be heard

13

23

25

men

be raised and stationed at Portsmouth, immediately. Further provision made for the defence of the

Three hundred

22 23

procure a proper Vessel-of-War

qua,

12

19

to the Continental

Wednesday

Mar.G, The Assembly met,

7,

18

-

dered,

9

18

Committees to administer Oaths, take Bonds, and preserve the publick Records, Regulations for the Superior and other Courts, Emission of £20,008 16, lawful money, or-

Committee of Safety directed to lay the plan of Goverrtment taken up by this Colony, before

27,

New-Hamp-

Letter from General Washington, offering additional encouragements for the Regiment destined for Canada,

Colony,

5

12

raised by

15

nominate the Delegates, to confer on the appointment of

to

Stewart,

.--.-.-12

two Regiments may be

14 15

Delegates to the

10 10

Inhabitants permitted to remain at Gosport, on the Isle-of-Shoals, Letter from General Washington, requesting

-

5

a Powder-Mill, Galley to cruise on the Sea-coast, to be built, Committee of Safety to transact business in the recess of the Assembly, appointed, 17, Daniel Fowle, the supposed printer of the New-Hampshire Gazette, ordered to appear before the House, 18, John Langdon desired to attend the House, Petitions against taking up Government read, and fully argued by John Pickering, counsel 19,

-

-

5

10

for the Petitioners,

-

-

15

Pay of the Member^ regulated, Committee to inquire into the cost of erecting

16,

Committee Committee

Civil Officers in the

Colony,

Remonstrance of the Inhabitants of Portsmouth against the taking up of Government, Committee to draw up a recommendation of

-

16

6

-

Galley,

-

Form of Government for the Colony, Protest of thirteen Members of the House against the plan of taking up Government, Letter from the Committee for the Town of Portsmouth, requesting the anonymous Let-

-

Regiment,

Row

14 14

Committee to confer with General Washington, Committee on the complaint against Adam

12,

13,

23,

4

6

-

for the

to build a

14

to consider the expediency of choosing Delegates to the Continental Con-

Janu-

ter,

Committee Committee gress,

4

ary 11, laid before the House, Petition from fourteen Members of the House presented and dismissed, Committee to prepare and correct the Plan or

for the

22,

3

Anonymous

Plan for providing Fire-Arms considered and adopted, -

-.--.. --....

Snow-shoes, 3

11,

Letter, dated Portsmouth,

/ara.20,Regiment to serve on the lines of the Continental Army, from 1st February to 1st April, to be raised, This Regiment to be sent to Canada, instead of the lines, Timothy Bedel appointed Colonel, . Committees to procure Arms, Hatchets, and

25 25

26

xn

CONTENTS.

XI

1776.

1776.

.

J r

JM'ar.l2,Committee to examine the Troops raised for " " .' Canada, at Coos, Instructions to Colonel Gcrrish, to inquire into the causes of the long delay in the marching of Colonel Bedel's Regiment, officering the Regi13, Committee to confer about ment to be raised for the defence of the Co.

15, 16,

19,

21,

Cambridge, and request General Washington to return the Powder, William Moulton authorized to make one hundred pounds weight of Copper Coin, Officers for the Regiment now to be raised for the defence of the Colony, Committee on the expediency of granting a bounty to Privateers belonging to this Colony, and to Massachusetts,

... ...

Committee to examine the matter of dispute between Colonel Hobart and Colonel Stark, Committee on the complaint against Colonel

-------

Folsom, Complaints against the Field-Officers of the Sixth Regiment of this Colony, • Bounties and price for Saltpetre, . Colonel Folsom requested to resign. Persons who have held offices under the former Administration directed to deliver up to the Officers newly appointed all Books, Papers, and Records, Captain Ladd permitted to make a voyage to the West-Indies, on certain conditions, Proclamation of the new form of Government, Complaint against Committee of Safety for Hollis, Stc, considered, and postponed, Persons who, having held offices under the former Administration, refuse to deliver up Records, &c., to be committed to prison, Committee to provide for building a PowderMill,

-

-

-

.

.

Committee on the exorbitant prices of goods and necessaries of life, 22, Committee to recommend persons for a Com-

------

23,

26 14,

to repair to

..----

20,

...---

14,

26

lony,

Committee

14,

26

Feb. 14, Letter from General Lee to the New-York Congress, proposing the establishment of a Corps

mittee of Safety, to act in the recess of the (Jeneral Court, Committee of Safety appointed, Adjourned to the first Wednesday in June, -

26

15,

Committee: With their assistance he will endeavour to raise Van Schaick's Regiment, Letter from General Schuyler to the New- York Congress: For the Regiment now raising for Canada he has neither Arms, Blankets, nor Clothing, Letter from General Lee to the New-York Congress Mr. Tryon has grossly abused the indulgence shown him, and inveigled some of the gunsmiths on board his ship; all intercourse with him is therefore necessarily

------

26 27

of Artificers, from General Lee to the New-York Congress, requesting a Vessel may be sent to the Hook to reconnoitre the Fleet, Letter from General Schuyler to the Albany

16,

260

Letter

264

294

294

:

27

28

29 29 30 30

30

-

interdicted, 16,

Congress asking for his taken by Colonel Waterbury from the Tories in Westchester County, 17, Letter from the New-York Congress to ColoThe danger apprehended of denel Heard predations on Staten-Islanu is removed, and his services there are no longer required, 17, Letter from Lord George Germaine to Sir Guy Carleton : Relief will be sent to Quebeck as ;

19,

Letter from

-----

Moore

Demands

:

19,

276

939

General McDonald to General

him mercy, 32

272

:

early as possible,

31 31

272

New- York Regiment the Arms

Letter from Colonel Drake to the

-

his surrender,

,

-

-

and

-

offers

-

64

-

Letter from General Moore to General McDonald He is not inclined to surrender, but . will consult his Officers, Letter from General Moore to General McDonald His Officers are unanimous in opinion with him, not to surrender, :

32

20,

64

:

33

251

from General McDonald to General Moore It is his duty to conquer, if he cannot reclaim those who have taken up arms against the best of Kings, 20, Letter from General Lee to the New- York Congress The Asia and Phenix have seized several Provision Vessels from the Jerseys feeding our plunderers reflects dishonour upon us, and encourages the enemy, 20, Letter from the New-York Congress to General Lee It is totally impossible to prevent the Asia and Phenix from supplying themselves with provisions; they seized the vessels from the Jerseys because their agents in town were stopped sending them supplies, 20, Letter from Lord Stirling to the New-York Congress Requests the Quartermaster may be furnished with the means of supplying the Troops, 20, Letter from the New-York Congress to Lord Stirling: They cannot supply the Quartermaster with money for subsisting the Troops until the Continental Congress regulates the

936

20,

20,

34

34 35 36

CORRESPONDENCE, PROCEEDINGS, ETC.

64

Letter

:

64

:

;

287

:

Fei.

1,

Cumberland County, New-York, Committee, to the Provincial Congress They hope the dissensions and animo-

Letter from

the

:

sities,

heretofore so prevalent in the County, . . the future, subside,

will, for

6,

323

Letter from General Schuyler to the New-York Congress : He has requested of Congress to know if the Companies, raised for garrisoning Crown-Point, Ticonderoga, Fort George,

were to be considered part of the ConRegiment ordered to be raised for Canada, Letter from Nova-Scotia to General Washing8m;.,

ton, 8,

9,

from a Committee of Cumberland, Nova-Scotia, to General Washington, Letter from the Committee of Poughkeepsie to the New- York Congress: Not more than Petition

three

9,

10,

Companies

Regiments can be raised in Westchester County, Letter from Elihu Marvin to the New-York Committee of Safety, Letter from General Washington to the NewYork Congress Earnestly requests they will, in the most expeditious manner, send him all the Arms they can procure, -

12,

Regiments, which will be chiefly and they have not the disposal of the arms taken from the Tories; hence he will perceive that they cannot grant him any

291 251

12,

289

Letter from President

Hancock

New-

to the

York Congress General Lee is directed to repair to Canada to conduct the military operations in that quarter and they are requested to supply him with Battering Cannon, Shells, and Mortars, . :

289

;

New-York Delegates in the Continental Congress: The Provincial Con21,

Letter from the

New-York Congress

297

to the

Committee of Elizabethtown,

in New-Jercomplaining that they have imprisoned certain inhabitants of Richmond County, in the Colony of New- York, Letter from the New-York Congress to the Committee for Richmond County; informing them that they have requested the persons confined at Elizabethtown may be sent

sey

263

Petition of John Willett

and others, of Queen's County, to New- York Committee of Safety, Letter from Samuel Tucker to the New-York Congress Colonel Heard, with a detachment of seven hundred men, is ordered to StatenIsland, to secure it from depredators, -

five

relief,

20,

Letter from the



New-York Congress to General Washington The Army raised last summer entirely drained them of arms, which have not been returned; they are now raisdestitute;

gress ought to be the sole judges of its own members, and have the right to decide on admitting the Deputies elected for Richmond

,„

289

matter, Letter from the

ing

for the five

County,

288

:

938

:

11,

287

:

tinental

8,

'

253

:

263

21,

to

;

Richmond County

for trial,

-

-

-

293

293

;

CONTENTS.

XIII 1776.

from General Schuyler to the New-York Congress Measures are taken to complete Colonel Van Schaick's Regiment, but he is distressed, in the highest degree, for Arms, Clothing, Blankets, and every other neces-

J^ei. 21, Letter

Mar. I, Letter from the President of Congress to General Lee He has been appointed to take com-

:

sary,

22,

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

:

mand 1,

319

Memorial from the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania to the Assembly; requesting

------------

America, 22, Letter from the New- York Congress to their Delegates in the Continental Congress authorizing them to deduct from a warrant in favour of the Colony the amount due them

22,

New-York Congress

to

1,

296

1,

1,

Gene-

cannot be delivered, 24,

25,

Letter from the Committee for Newburyport to the Massachusetts Council : They have not been able to carry into effect the order of the General Court for fitting out the Sloop Machias Liberty and the Schooner Diligent, Letter from James Duane to the New- York Congress : They will doubtless see the propriety of despatch in raising their Battalions, both on account of their security and their reputation. It is said that while everything is done for New-York at the publick expense that could be wished or asked, they neglect their own defence, Letter from Benjamin Franklin to the Pennsylvania Assembly, resigning his seat, Letter from the New- York Congress to their

.....

26,

26,

Delegates: The Minute Companies complain of the reduction of their pay by the Continental Congress, 27, Letter from General Lee to the New- York Congress There is no Continental Paymaster at New-York, and he requests they will advance him what is necessary for present purposes, 27, Letter from New-York Congress to General Lee : They are ever ready to do all in their power to promote the publick service, and

.....

301

to make the advance he requests, Letter from General Schuyler to the New- York Congress, enclosing a list of New-York Of-

ficers

28,

28, 29,

now

in service in

Canada,

-

-

Letter from the New-York Congress to the Continental Congress; with nominations of Field-Officers for the fbur Regiments, Letter from the New- York Congress to James Duane; in defence of their conduct, Letter from Colonel Caswell to Provincial Congress of North-Carolina : Account of the engagement at Moore's Creek Bridge, Arms, &c., taken from the Highlanders and . Regulators, List of the Prisoners taken, Letter from the Commissioners in the Highlands to the New-York Congress The Engineer has planned the Fortifications much

-----

29,

1,

and nothing

shall

...

38

Company,

Letter from Captain Barker to the President of New- York Provincial Congress The higher bounty and pay in Connecticut, makes it

him

men

to raise

in

New-York,

39

Letter from Governour Trumbull to General Schuyler : Part of the Battalion has marched more will follow on the 11th other Companies will move soon : The Treasurer's chest is dry to have it replenished immediately from Gfeneral Schuyler's, will be agreeable, Letter from Colonel Moore to the Provincial Council of North-Carolina: Account of the defeat of the Tory Army, under General McDonald, at Moore's Creek Bridge, on the 27th of February, Letter from John Stevenson to Maryland Council of Safety Requests he may be supplied with Powder to carry on his Copper-works, Letter from Colonel Beatty to Maryland Coun. cil of Safety, for Commissions, Cassandra to the People On the King's sending Commissioners to treat with the Con;

;

309

;

323

2,

476 2,

2,

61

312

2,

2,

311

40

41

Letter from the President of Congress to General Armstrong : Directs him to repair to South-Carolina, and take command of the Continental Troops there, Letter from General Armstrong to the President of Congress, Letter from William Whipple to New-HampArrived in Phi. shire Committee of Safety ladelphia February 28 has no instructions, Letter from Josiah Bartlett to New-Hampshire Committee of Safety Regrets the unhappy difficulties in the Colony at this time of extreme danger, Resolutions of Provincial Congress of NewJersey, respecting Prize-ship Blue-Mountain Valley, Letter from Lord Stirling to Samuel Tucker : All communication with the Men-of-War at New-York should be cut off; and Troops shouljl be stationed at proper points to prevent intercourse between the shore and the

...

666

40

:

gress, 2,

.....

43

43

:

;

2,

:

313 2,

313 2,

331

317 2,

Ships, Letter from

-

-

.....

-

New-York

-

to a

in

44

55

132

-

-

Gentleman

43

Lon-

don: Detection of the correspondence between Governour Tryon and Mr. Duane's

318

44

Servant,

62

39

:

2,

Memorial of sundry Merchants of New- York, to the Provincial Congress, praying relief for Robert Robinson and Michael Price, now suffering under the censure of the Commit-

63 63

tee,

--.---. Budd

Letter from Gilbert

2,

Permit to go on board the Asia, Manof-War, Letter from Thomas Moffat to New- York Con-

2,

Letter from Captain Rosekrans to

to

45

John McKesson,

2,

for a

be

. wanting to prosecute them, 29, Letter from General Schuyler to General Lee informing him of the state of affairs in the . . . Northern Department, 29, lictter from Colonel John Butler to Captain Alexander McKee,

38

difficult for 1,

:

to their satisfaction,

..... :

:

27,

in the good cause, Petition of a number of Inhabitants of Marble, town, in Ulster County, to the New- York

38

Congress, for permission to form themselves

;

---------

37

into a Grenadier

:

24,

further

. ject of some perplexity, . . Submission of Johannes Ziglin and others, of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Letter from Henry Juncken to the Philadel. phia Committee His future conduct will prove that he is equally engaged with them :

Schuyler: They cannot supply Colonel Van Schaick's Regiment with any Arms,

22,

until

Colonies, as the most exposed, with great reluctance; the Commander-in-Chief for Ca. nada remains to be filled up, and is a sub.

673

ral

Blankets, or Clothing, Letter from the Elizabethtown, New-Jersey, Committee, to the New-York Congress The persons imprisoned there were confined by Colonel Heard they know nothing of the crimes for which they are imprisoned, and will not concern themselves with the men, or their conduct, Letter from New-York Congress to General Lee : The Hospital Stores demanded by Mr. Hughes, by the command of General Lee,

37

New-York,

James Duane to Lord Stirling: General Lee was given up to the Southern

301

Letter from the

.......

Letter from

Letter from the New- York Congress to their Delegates, on the subject of appointments in the four Continental Regiments to be raised,

37

to continue at

orders,

;

as Delegates,

.....

of the Continental Forces in the South-

ern Department, Letter from the President of Congress to Lord Stirling : He has been appointed a Briga. dier-General in the Continental Army, and is

provision for the support of regular Troops, as every day there are fresh proofs of the violence of the British Ministry, and of their fixed purpose to subdue the free spirit of

22,

XIV

1776.

325

gress, for

356

818

Commissions,

....

45

New-York Company,

Has completed his Congress and requests he may be considered the oldest Captain in the Regiment, :

45

45

:

CONTENTS.

XV

1776.

1776.

Mar. -2, Letter from Governour Trumbull

3,

3,

Mar. 4, Letter from Samuel Tucker to Lord Stirling The Provincial Congress of New-Jersey has adjourned; two Artillery Companies, each furnished with six Field-pieces, have been

to the Presi-

dent of Congress: Requests a Committee may be appointed to settle claims arising out of the expedition against Ticonderoga . . . and Skenesborough, Manifesto of Commodore Hopkins, sent on shore at New-Providence, Letter from Savannah, enclosing Resolutions of the Council of Safety, to burn the Town and Shipping in the Port, rather than permit them to be taken or occupied by the

.-•----

enemy, 3,

.------

46 4,

46

3,

:

4,

47

4,

4,

48 4,

mand 3,

3,

3,

3,

3,

4,

49

at

Lord

Stirling will take

the

until

arrival

commission of

Continental Army, to

Samuel Tucker:

General Lee desires that guards should be immediately stationed to prevent all intercourse with the enemy's ships; and requests that such of the New-Jersey Troops as are ready, may be sent to New- York, immediately, Return of the First New-Jersey Regimentj commanded by the Earl of Stirling, Return of the Arms wanting to complete Lord . . . Stirling's Regiment, Certificate of Colonel Stark and others, of the services of Captain Daniel Rogers, Letter from General Washington to Joseph Reed Feels sensibly the mortification of having supplies for the Troops withheld from him. Congress not thinking it necessary to take notice of his application for them. His reasons for General Lee's expedition to NewYork, Letter from the Georgia Council of Safety to the Provincial Congress of South-Carolina: Account of the landing of the British at Hutchinson's Island, near Savannah to prevent their attacking the Town, a Vessel with a cargo, with fifteen thousand Pounds sterling, was cut loose and burnt by order • . . of the Committee, Letter from North Carolina: Great ardour prevails throughout the Province every man, at an hour's warning, is ready to turn out in his country's cause Colonel Moore is ordered by the Council to disarm all High-

4,

4,

4,

to

4,

There is reason to believe the Ministerial Troops are about to leave Boston, and that they will attempt a foothold in some of the Middle Colonies, Letterfrom the Committee of Kingston to New-

5,

135

York Congress, for Commissions, Letterfrom Colonel Mcintosh to Captain BarkWhen orders were ley and Major Grant given for a cessation of arms, the Americans were to be delivered up their detention is a continuation of hostilities, Letter from the Provincial Council of NorthCarolina: Governour Martin has succeeded but everything in exciting an insurrection is hoped from the bravery and patriotick behaviour of the Troops,

51

...

;

5,

58

59

331

59 59

601

....

60

51

NORTH-CAROLINA PROVINCIAL COUNCIL. -

65

South-Carolina to concert measures of defence and security for both Colonies,

65

Feb.'28 iCouncil meets at Newbern, . Mar. I, Committee appointed to repair

53

British Officers, prisoners

Committee of

Halifax,

Money forwarded

to

on

-

-

to

.... ....

parole, sent to the

Powder, William Bourk, inimical to the liberties of America, sent to Halifax, to be kept in close

......

54

All the merchantable Flour for sale in the Province, to be purchased for the use of the publick, Committee appointed to meet Virginia Com mittee, to conclude upon operations for their

Jail there,

55

65

66

exported after this day, except for returns of Salt, Arms, or Ammunition,

54

65

Philadelphia to procure

...

mutual

-

66

-

.......

66

.....

66

interest,

Town and County Committees

:

...

58

;

No Provisions to be

for the Troops at Drummond's Point, Letter from the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety to Dr. Franklin Requesting him to take the opinion of Congress relative to the erecting a Powder Magazine,

.

:

58

of Safety, for money to pay the Minuteto be disbanded, Letter from George Strieker to the Maryland Council of Safety, for money, . Letter from Calvert County Committee to Maryland Council of Safety, oflering Quarters

58

:

...

134

57

Congress

....

landers and Regulators, and to take the ringleaders into custody, Letter from Aquila Hall to the Maryland Coun-

men ordered

New-York Congress

Letter from

133

;

cil

.......

4,

of New-Jersey

;

4,

day, 18th of February last, and asks reliief, Letter from New-York Congress to the several Colonels of Minute-Men and Militia in the

Lake,

;

4,

.......

57

Petition of David Shaddel to New-York Congress : Had his arm crushed while assisting to remove the Cannon from the Battery, on Sun-

51

of

to the President of his

Quartermasters, Letter from Colonel Swartwout to New-York Congress, Letter from Col. Hay to New- York Congress: To get the Regiment of Minute-men completed, he was obliged to promise the men that they should choose their Company Offi-

vices last summer entitle him to the attention of the publick, was accidentally omitted ; they wish he could be provided for on the

4,

57

...--..... ......

50

com-

..-..-

New- York

Schuyler, Letter from Lord Stirling Congress: Has received Brigadier-General in the Letter from Lord Stirling

56

-

Colony: The Ministerial Army may attempt to land in the Colony, and they are desired to complete their Regiments forthwith, Letter from New- York Congress to General Schuyler: In the appointment of Captains, the name of Captain Wynkoop, whose ser-

:

4,

4,

;

for defence.

.

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