Warrant for impressing two sloops


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


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."