Fire-arms cannot be supplied to the Militia, and four thousand lances to be procured with the utmost expedition, Persons appointed to procure the lances


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

Whereas many of the Militia of the different Counties in this State, who are well-affected to the American cause, are not supplied with fire-arms; and whereas it is the duty of the Convention of this State, at this critical period, to arm the whole Militia in such a manner as may prove most formidable to our inveterate and tyrannical enemies:

Therefore, Resolved, unanimously, That persons be appointed in the Counties of Westchester, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, and Albany, for the purpose of procuring four thousand Lances to be made with the utmost expedition, agreeable to such models as shall be sent to the respective Counties.

Resolved, unanimously, That the following persons be appointed to procure the following proportion of Lances affixed to their respective names, in the Counties undermentioned; and that this Convention will pay all the necessary charges for carrying this resolve into execution:

In the County of Albany, Hermanus Wendell and Richard Esselstine, Esqrs˙, 800
In Ulster County, Dirck Wynkoop and Robert Boyd, Esqrs˙, 800
In Orange County, Henry Wisner and Joseph Smith, Esqrs˙, 800
In Westchester County, Stephen Ward, William Miller, and Thaddeus Crane, Esqrs˙, 800
In Dutchess County, James Weeks, William Cushman, and Nathaniel Foster, Esqrs˙, 800