Letter from Samuel Tucker to the New-York Congress, enclosing Resolutions Of the Provincial Congress of New-Jersey, authorizing the arrest of suspected persons

v6:1233

CONGRESS OF NEW-JERSEY TO NEW-YORK CONGRESS.

Burlington, July 3, 1776.

SIR: I am directed to transmit the enclosed Resolves, which we hope will answer valuable purposes.

I have the honour to be, your most humble servant.

By order of Congress:

SAMUEL TUCKER, President.

To the Honourable the President of the Provincial Congress, New-York.

In Provincial Congress, New-Jersey, Burlington, July 3, 1776.

Ordered, That the Provincial Congress of New-York be empowered to apprehend and secure such of the Inhabitants of that Colony who have removed into this as they may think necessary for the publick good; and all persons within this Colony are desired to aid and assist in the execution of such orders for that purpose as they may think proper to make.

Ordered, That Stephen Crane, Lewis Ogden, and Caleb Camp, be a Secret Committee to correspond and co-operate with the Secret Committee of the Provincial Congress of New-York; and that the said Committee be vested with power to issue Warrants, and apprehend and confine such person or persons as they may think necessary for the publick good.

Extract from the Minutes:

WILLIAM PATTERSON, Secretary.