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EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM NEW-YORK, DATED THURSDAY,
JULY 4, 1776, TWELVE O' CLOCK AT NIGHT.

One of the enemy' s armed sloops, of fourteen guns, having this evening run up near Elizabethtown Point, was attacked from the shore with two twelve-pounders, a great number of her men killed, she set on fire and entirely destroyed. Eight of the enemy' s boats endeavoured to land some men last night on Long-Island, below the Narrows, but met with so warm a reception that they put back. We killed some of them, and took four prisoners. A finer set of men find better armed I never saw than the New-Jersey Militia which are here.