Warrant for impressing two sloops

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Ordered, That John Moore, Esq˙, one of the members of this Committee, be authorized to proceed to Fishkill landing, and there impress two Sloops, with proper persons to navigate them to New-York, to assist in the removal of the Sick from the Military Hospitals to Orange Town.

Thereupon a Warrant was issued to him in the words following, to wit:

"SIR: You are hereby required, authorized and empowered to proceed to the different landings near Fishkill, and

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impress the first two large convenient sloops you may find, and send them (in pursuance of a request of his Excellency General Washington) to the city of New-York, to remove the sick from the Hospital there to Orange-Town, in the County of Orange; for which purpose you will direct the Captains of the said sloops respectively, on their arrival at New-York, to inform General Washington of their arrival, and to apply to Doctor Morgan, the Director-General of the Hospital, for further orders, for which this shall be your sufficient warrant.

"ABM˙ YATES, Jun˙, President.

"To John Moore, Esquire."