Samuel Townsend

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The Committee to whom was referred the Letter from Mr˙ Van Wyck, brought in their Report, as follows:

"Your Committee, to whom was referred the consideration of the letter from Mr˙ Van Wyck, and several letters from General Woodhull, do report, that there would be danger of a letter falling into the enemy' s hands, and therefore they think it best that a member be sent to him to give him an account of our proceedings upon the subject of his letters, and in confidence of the substance of the letter we received from General Washington."

Ordered, That Mr˙ Samuel Townsend be requested to proceed to Long-Island on the above business.