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Letter from Philip Van Rensselaer to the New-York Congress. [1775-08-05] Van Rensselaer, Philip. [S4-V3-p0045] [Document Details][Complete Volume]


Philip Van Rensselaer to New-York Congress

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PHILIP VAN RENSSELAER TO NEW-YORK CONGRESS.

New-York, August 5, 1775.

Whereas, I, the underwritten, Philip Van Rensselaer, of the City of Albany, and Province of New-York, merchant, being appointed by Walter Livingston, Esquire, for

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supplying the Troops under the command of General Schuyler: and as a large quantity of barrelled pork will be wanted for supplying the said Troops, and at present finding a great scarcity of that article in this Province, and am informed, cannot possibly be supplied with a sufficient quantity requisite and necessary for said Troops, without having assistance from the Province of Connecticut; in consequence of which begs leave to request, that the honourable Provincial Congress, or Committee now sitting for the said Province of New-York, would be pleased to take the same into their consideration; and humbly conceives, that were they to write to Governour Trumbull, or any other person or persons, which they may think proper, requesting that leave may be given to ship four hundred and fifty barrels good merchantable pork, they might be supplied, and consign the same to the care of Messrs. Dennis and Dawson of said City of New-York, merchants, who have my particular directions to receive the said pork on my account, provided leave can be obtained.

PHILIP VAN RENSSELAER.

New-York Congress

In Provincial Congress, New-York, August 8, 1773.

Ordered, That Governour Trumbull be requested, and he is hereby requested, by this Congress, to permit the quantity of four hundred and fifty barrels of good merchantable Pork to he sent to New-York, to the care of Messrs. Dennis and Dawson, to be forwarded for the use of the Continental Army in the northern parts of this Colony.

A true copy from the Minutes:

JOHN McKESSON, Secretary.


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