Letter from General Washington, dated September 6


A Letter received yesterday noon from his Excellency General Washington was read, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Head-Quarters, New-York, September 6, 1776.

"SIR: I have now before me your letter of the 4th instant, enclosing the report against ordering out any more of the Militia from the Counties of Orange, Dutchess, Westchester, or Ulster. The reasons alleged by the Committee to whom this matter was referred, are entirely satisfactory to me, and therefore I do not expect a compliance with that part of my letter which respects this matter.

"I have the honour to be your most obedient servant,


"To the Hon˙ Abraham Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, President of the Committee of Safety of the State of New- York"