Report of Committee on General Clinton' s and Colonel Swartwout' s letters, (note)


Your Committee, to whom was referred General George Clinton' s Letter of the 8th September, and Colonel Swartwout' s of the 10th, with sundry other Papers, and to report a Resolution to prevent harbouring Deserters, do report:

That as the time for which Colonel Remsen' s Regiment were inlisted is expired, they ought not to be holden.

Your Committee are of opinion, that circular letters from the President be forthwith forwarded to the Colonels of the several Battalions from which General Clinton' s Brigade was detached, directing them, without delay, where they have not done it, to furnish their respective quotas, and to use their utmost efforts to apprehending and sending, under proper guards, all deserters or drafts who have neglected joining and marching with their respective companies, which guard shall receive a proper reward for their service, and a letter wrote to Captain Melancthon Smith, with a list of the names of the deserters from the regiments raised in Dutchess County, and the endeavour to have them apprehended.