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Micha Lynch and Thomas Hickey committed to prison, Letter to General Washington, enclosing Affi davits relating to Lynch and Hickey. [1776-06-15] [S4-V6-p1406] [Document Details][Complete Volume]


Micha Lynch and Thomas Hickey committed to prison, Letter to General Washington, enclosing Affi davits relating to Lynch and Hickey

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Whereas Micha Lynch and Thomas Hickey, two soldiers in the Continental Army, stand charged on oath with attempting to pass Counterfeit money or Bills of Credit which pass current in this Colony:

Ordered, That the said Micha Lynch and Thomas Hickey be committed to the Guard in the City-Hall, where Israel Youngs and others are now confined, and that copies of the Affidavits and Examinations relating to that matter be delivered to his Excellency General Washington.

In Provincial Congress, New-York, June 15, 1776.

SIR: I have the honour to enclose your Excellency two Affidavits, by which you will see that two soldiers have attempted to pass counterfeit Bills of Credit. The Congress have thought it their duty to commit them immediately to close custody under the Guards at the City-Hall, and directed me to inform you thereof. Your Excellency will be pleased to take such further measures with them as you shall think proper.

I have the honour to be your Excellency' s most obedient, humble servant,

NATHANIEL WOODHULL, President.

To His Excellency General Washington.



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