Letter from Adjutant General Reed


Thursday Morning, August 22, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, and at ring of bell.

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

NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Bancker, Colonel Broome, Major Van Zandt, Colonel Brasher; Colonel Lott on service, Mr˙ Beekman on service.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ A˙ Yates, Mr˙ Adgate, Mr˙ Bleecker.

SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Tredwell; Mr˙ Hobart on service.

ULSTER. — Colonel De Witt, Mr˙ Contine.

CUMBERLAND. — Colonel Marsh.

DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ London, Mr˙ Sacket, Mr˙ Schenck.

WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Haviland, Judge Graham, General Morris.

ORANGE. — Dr˙ Outwater, Mr˙ Joseph Smith.

TRYON. — Mr˙ Newkirk.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Duer.

QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ S˙ Townsend, Mr˙ Sands; Mr˙ Joseph Townsend on service.

A Letter from Adjutant-General Reed, dated yesterday, enclosing, by direction of General Washington, for the perusal and advice of the Convention, a Letter from Governour Martin to the General, dated on board the Sovereign transport, on the 16th instant, wherein he requests that his wife and children, and all or any of his father-in-law' s family, with whom they reside at Rockaway, may be permitted to go on board the fleet, and with great confidence expects a favourable answer, with such passports as General Washington shall judge expedient to enable him to open an immediate intercourse with his family, and to provide them the necessary facilities for going on board, were respectively read.