Report of Committee on the difficulties stated on behalf of the Committee of Kingston, Letter to the Committee of Kingston

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Colonel De Witt from the Committee appointed yesterday to consider of and report on the difficulties stated on behalf of the Committee of Kingston, about the sale of Tea, and the removal of the Prisoners of War now at Kingston, reported the following Resolution and draft of a Letter, which were respectively read and agreed to, viz:

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Resolved and Ordered, That the Treasurer of this State advance to Colonel De Witt, the sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars to be by him transmitted to the Chairman of the Committee of Kingston, in Ulster County, for the purpose of removing the Prisoners of War now at Kingston, to Morris County, in New-Jersey. And the said Chairman is hereby ordered to transmit to the Convention of this State a regular account of the expenditure of this money.

The draft of the Letter to the Committee of Kingston was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

"The Convention having it in contemplation to pass a general resolve respecting the tea within this State, a Committee for that purpose was appointed a few days before we adjourned from Harlem to this place; but as several of the gentlemen appointed of that Committee are not yet arrived, the Convention is prevented from completing that business. I am therefore directed to acquaint you that the Convention expect you will use your utmost endeavours to keep peace and good order amongst you, till such resolutions are passed, in the best manner you can.

"The old paroles, together with a copy of a resolve of the Continental Congress respecting prisoners, which were omitted at the time when the blanks were sent, you have here enclosed. Also, a resolve to defray the expense of their removal.

"I am your very humble servant˙ By order.

"To the Chairman and Members of the Committee at Kingston."

Ordered, That a copy of the said Letter be engrossed, and signed by the President, and, together with a copy of the aforegoing Resolution, transmitted to the Committee at Kingston.