Letter to General George Clinton, respecting the obstructions to the navigation of Hudson' s river

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Ordered, That a Letter be written by the President to General George Clinton, requesting him to cause the Medicines and Hospital Stores, which were lately left at the house of Aaron Bussing, near the Church in Haerlem, to be removed to some place of safety near his encampment, or where he may think them most safe from the enemy.

A draft of a Letter to General George Clinton, respecting the obstructions to the navigation of Hudson' s river, was read and approved, and is in the words following, viz:

"SIR: Being informed by a member of the Convention that some of the cheveaux-de-frise intended to be effectually sunk in Hudson' s river, were, a few days ago, floating with the tide, I am directed to request the favour of you to inform me what probability there is of the permanence of those machines, their distance, and whether you conceive the navigation of the enemy' s fleet is thereby obstructed.

"If you have any thing else to communicate on this subject, whereby defects may be repaired and the plan more effectually executed, it will be of important service to the State. I am, sir, &c.

"To General George Clinton."

Ordered, That a copy of the said Letter be engrossed, and signed by the President, and transmitted.