Fishkill Landing


Fishkill, P˙ M˙, September 2, 1776.

The Committee of Safety met.

Present: Abraham Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, President.

Colonel Van Cortlandt, Colonel Renselaer, Mr˙ Duer, of the Committee; Mr˙ Stephens, Mr˙ Sessions, members for Cumberland County; Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Veder, for Tryon County; Mr˙ Tenbroeck, Mr˙ Adgate, for Albany County; Colonel Williams, Mr˙ Webster, for Charlotte County.

A member informed the Committee that a number of indigent infirm persons, who had been sent out of the City of New-York by the Committee for that purpose appointed, have been on board a sloop at Fishkill Landing eight or nine days, and that they complained much of their distressed situation.

Whereupon, it was Resolved and Ordered, That Mr˙


Peter Murford, acting Chairman of the Committee of Rumbout Precinct, be requested to attend this Committee at nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.

Ordered, That the Secretaries furnish him with a copy of this order.