Report of Committee on disposition of the sloop Montgomerie Letter to Joseph Hallett, agent for prizes


Mr˙ Hobart, from the Committee to report the most proper disposition of the Sloop Montgomerie, delivered in their Report, which was read.

That part of the Report which respects the condemnation and sale of Prizes, was agreed to.

Thereupon Resolved, That a Letter be immediately written to Mr˙ Joseph Hallett, the Agent for Prizes, requesting him forthwith to repair to New-England, and take the most speedy and effectual measures for the condemnation and sale of such Vessels and Goods as Captain Rogers, the Commander of the said Sloop, may have brought into that country.

The said Committee also reported a draft of such Letter to Joseph Hallett, as above mentioned, which was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

"SIR: The Convention having received information that Captain Rogers, of the sloop Montgomerie, has left the south side of Long-Island, and is arrived at Norwalk, in Connecticut, with some of his prize goods, and that some vessels which he brought off with him are arrived in other ports of New-England, it is their desire that you repair forthwith to that country, and take the most speedy and effectual measures for the condemnation and sale of such vessels and goods; which I am directed to signify to you.

"And am, sir, your most obedient servant.

"To Joseph Hallett, Esquire."

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the President, and transmitted.

That part of the said Report which relates to the sale of the Sloop Montgomerie, was recommitted to Mr˙ William Smith, General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Duer, and Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Hobart being excused on his earnest request, and reasons assigned.