Letter from Governour Trumbull to David Galusha, Chairman of the Committee on Bennington Grants: Has written General Washington to use his influence with the Continental Congress, that a Battalion of Foot may be raised and stationed on or near the Grants

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GOVERNOUR TRUMBULL TO DAVID GALUSHA.

Lebanon, July 4, 1776.

SIR: Your letter of the 30th ultimo came to hand by Captain Herrick. I have considered the contents, and have written to General Washington to desire him to use his influence with the Continental Congress, that a battalion of Foot may be, raised and stationed on or near the Grants, and by the next post shall propose the same to the Congress.

This, it is hoped, will be sufficient for your present defence, and you may depend upon every assistance in future which it will be in my power to afford you.

To Mr˙ David Galusha, Chairman of the Committee on Bennington Grants.