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CONVENTION.

Wednesday Morning, August 28, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Abm Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, President pro tem. NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Bancker, Major Abed, Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Jay, Colonel Brasher, Mr˙ Beekman.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ Yates, Mr˙ Adgate.

SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Hobart, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Miller, Mr˙ L' Hommedieu, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Dearing, Mr˙ Gelston.

ULSTER. — Col˙ De Witt, Mr˙ Wisner, Jun˙, Major Parks.

WESTCHESTER. — Colonel Drake, Mr˙ Mills, Major Lockwood, Colonel Cortlandt, Mr˙ Morris.

ORANGE. — Dr˙ Outwater, Mr˙ Wisner, Mr˙ Little.

CUMBERLAND. — Colonel Marsh, Mr˙ Stephens, Mr˙ Sessions.

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

QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ Van Wyck, Mr˙ Samuel Townsend, Mr˙ James Townsend, Major Lawrence.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Duer.

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The Convention were informed that Mr˙ Z˙ Mills stands in need of a further supply of cash, to enable him to remove the Military Stores of the State, agreeable to a late order of this Convention.

Ordered, That the Treasurer of this Convention advance to Zebediah Mills, Esq˙, the further sum of ten Dollars, to enable him to complete the order of this Convention for removing the Military Stores belonging to this Convention from the City of New-York to Westchester County, and take his receipt, to be accountable for the same.

The Proceedings of the Committee of Safety on yesterday were read to the Convention, approved of, and confirmed.

Robert Harper returned from Flushing, and produced a receipt from John Talman, Esq˙, Chairman of Flushing, for £200, for supporting the poor and indigent persons sent thither from the City of New-York.

Ordered, To be filed.

General Woodhull' s Letter received yesterday afternoon by the Committee of Safety, was again read and taken into consideration.

Major Lawrence gave the following intelligence: that Dr˙ Riker told him that a number of scattering troops had posted themselves on the ridge of hills between New-Town and Jamaica; that they had been in many of the houses, had taken victuals and drink, but had not plundered, as he understood.

Ordered, That Major Lawrence wait on General Washington, with a copy of General Woodhull' s Letter, and inform him that Colonels Smith and Remsen' s Regiments may be sent to join General Woodhull, by the way of Flushing, and by what means.