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Council of General Officers held at Head-Quarters in New-York. [1776-06-27] [S4-V6-p1109] [Document Details][Complete Volume]


Council of General Officers held at Head-Quarters in New-York

Page v6:1109


At a Council of General Officers, held at Head-Quarters, June 27, 1776:

Present: His Excellency General Washington; Brigadier-Generals Heath, Spencer, Greene, Lord Stirling, Mifflin, and Scott.

The General communicated to the Council the Proceedings of the Court-Martial on Thomas Hickey; when he was unanimously advised to confirm the sentence, and that it be put in execution to-morrow, at eleven o' clock; for which purpose the General to issue his warrant.

Major Rogers having been brought before this Council of officers, from Amboy, where he has been for several days, the members are unanimously of opinion that he should proceed to Philadelphia, under an escort, and that at the same time a letter be written to Congress, informing them that, under all circumstances, he is not to be sufficiently relied on.

The General read a letter received from Colonel Crarey and Captain Livingston, informing that the Committee took surety for the good behaviour of the prisoners, and discharged them. Unanimously agreed, that the General write to the Provincial Congress, informing them of the transactions there, and that they will order therein; and also, that all persons apprehended, be detained until such information be obtained.

Advised unanimously, that all the Stock and Horses, except what are absolutely necessary for the support of the inhabitants, be removed from Long-Island, Staten-Island, and the adjoining coasts; and that application be made to the Provincial Congress to assist in carrying this measure into execution.


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