Sunday last

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New-York, July 3, 1776.

On Sunday last one of our cruisers, on the south side of Long-Island, took a large Bermudian built sloop, from Halifax, laden with intrenching tools, &c˙, bound for this place; in which were a number of the Boston Refugees, among whom, it is said, is Robert Auchmuty, Esq˙, late Judge of the Admiralty at Boston, and brother to the Rev˙ Dr˙ Auchmuty of this city.

Last Saturday the Ministerial Fleet arrived at Sandy-Hook from Halifax; their number, it is said, consists of one hundred and thirty sail. Yesterday upwards of fifty of them came up to the Watering place.