Two trusty sentinels, well armed and accoutred, to be sent with all possible despatch ready to execute such orders as they may receive from the Committee of Safety


Ordered, That Captain Evert Wynkoop Swart, or the next commanding officer of his Company send, with all possible despatch, two trusty Sentinels, well armed and accoutred, ready to proceed to execute such orders as they may receive from this Committee of Safety.

Whereas the Rev˙ Samuel Seabury, of the Borough of Westchester, in the County of Westchester, is notoriously disaffected to the American cause, and from his vicinity to the enemy, has opportunities of rendering them essential services:

Resolved, That Colonel Joseph Drake be directed forthwith to remove the said Samuel Seabury from Westchester to the house of Colonel John Brinckerhoff, at this place, to remain there till the further order of the Convention, or Committee of Safety of this State; and that he be not permitted to leave the farm of the said Colonel Brinckerhoff except in company with the Colonel.

On motion, Ordered, That Colonel Cortlandt, Mr˙ Jay, and Mr˙ Robert Harper, be a Committee to inquire into the circumstances of the Rev. Mr˙ Samuel Seabury and his, and report thereon to the Convention.


Ordered, That the President sign, and that one of the Secretaries countersign, six blank Commissions, to be delivered to Mr˙ Crane for certain officers in Dutchess County, and five others for certain officers in the County of Ulster, to be delivered to Christopher Tappen, Esq.

Major Schenck informed the Committee that in obedience to their order of last night, he had endeavoured to procure hands to navigate the Sloop from the landing of this place to New-York, to remove the Sick to Orange Town, but that he has not been able to procure any.

Therefore, Resolved, That Henry Schenck, Esq˙, be and is hereby authorized and empowered to impress a river Sloop, with a Master and men to navigate her, and that Mr˙ Schenck cause the said Sloop to proceed immediately to the city of New-York to remove such indisposed persons of the Army as General Washington or Dr˙ Morgan, the Director-General of the Hospital, shall be pleased to order on board to Orange Town, in the County of Orange.

Die Jovis, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, September 12, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Abraham Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, President.

NEW-YORK˙ — Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Robert Harper, Mr˙ Duane, Mr˙ Jay.

DUTCHESS˙ — Doctor Crane, Captain Zeph˙ Platt, Mr˙ Sackett.

ALBANY˙ — Mr˙ Ab˙ Yates, General Ten Broeck, Colonel Livingston, Mr˙ Adgate, Mr˙ Robt˙ Yates, Mr˙ Cuyler, Mr˙ Jno˙ Ten Broeck.

TRYON˙ — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Veder.

SUFFOLK˙ — Mr˙ William Smith.

WESTCHESTER˙ — Colonel V˙ Cortlandt, Colonel Gilbert Drake, Mr˙ Haviland, Mr˙ Jonath˙ Platt.

CHARLOTTE˙ — Major Webster.

ULSTER˙ — Mr˙ Wisner, Jun˙, Major Parks.

ORANGE˙ — Mr˙ Wisner, Colonel Allison, Mr˙ Jos˙ Smith.

CUMBERLAND˙ — Mr˙ Sessions, Mr˙ Stevens.