A Resolution of Congress, enclosed in and of the same date with the aforegoing, was also read, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Continental Congress, August 30, 1776.

"The Convention of New-York having represented that for want of Blacksmiths they are greatly delayed in obstructing the passage of Hudson' s River, which is an object of great importance:

"Resolved, That the Convention of New-York be empowered to employ, for the purpose aforesaid, the Blacksmiths that are now engaged in building the Continental Frigates at Poughkeepsie.

"Ordered, That the Secretaries transmit a copy of the said Resolution to the Secret Committee without delay."