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Letter from Jacob Bayley to the New-York Congress. [1775-10-20] Bayley, Jacob. [S4-V3-p1124] [Document Details][Complete Volume]

Jacob Bayley to New-York Congress

Page v3:1124


Newbury, October 20, 1775.

SIR: The packet I received from you, some time the last of August, broken, many of the papers wanting, I supplied the Association, who all have signed but a very few. Shall send it soon. We are now regulating the Militia after the form that the Continental Congress advise, (not having received any thing from our Congress,) only shall choose by the Captain and subs together with the Committees, the field-officers, and shall recommend them accordingly. Heretofore we chose new Captains and subs, both for the standing and minute-men, who were at the command of the President of our little Congress, assisted by the Chairman of each District Committee; and long before we heard of a Congress at New-York, we all to a man signed an Association, agreeable to the Continental one, which I forget whether I mentioned to you before. I determine to see you this winter, if health permit.

It is sixteen days since we have heard any thing from Canada, and what I had then you have before now. I hope all is well. I shall make a return by Doctor Wetherspoon, whom we expect every day. All are well, and with us peace and plenty. This from your most obedient humble servant, JACOB BAYLEY.

To John McKesson, Esq., Secretary to the Congress at New-York.

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