General Morris, now at the General Congress, directed to immediately return and resume the command of his brigade, Committee appointed to examine Samuel Gale, now in custody

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Monday Morning, September 16, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Abraham Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, President.

For NEW-YORK˙ — Mr˙ Duane, Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Jay.

For DUTCHESS˙ — Mr˙ R˙ R˙ Livingston, Mr˙ Schenck, Captain Platt.

For ORANGE.

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For ALBANY˙ — Mr˙ Abraham Yates, General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Robert Yates, Mr˙ Adgate.

For CHARLOTTE˙ — Mr˙ Duer, Mr˙ Webster.

For SUFFOLK˙ — Mr˙ William Smith.

For WESTCHESTER˙ — Mr˙ Haviland, Mr˙ Mills, Mr˙ Platt.

For ULSTER˙ — Mr˙ Wisner, Jun.

For TRYON˙ — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Veder.

For CUMBERLAND˙ — Mr˙ Sessions, Mr˙ Stephens.

No other Members appeared˙ For want of sufficient number of Members to represent the State, the Members adjourned to four o' clock, P˙ M.

Die Lunae, 4 ho˙ P˙ M˙ September 16, 1776.

The Members of Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Abraham Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, President.

NEW-YORK˙ — Mr˙ Robert Harper, Mr˙ Duane, Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Jay.

WESTCHESTER˙ — Mr˙ Mills, Mr˙ Jonathan Platt, Mr˙ Haviland.

ORANGE˙ — Mr˙ Wisner, Colonel Allison.

ALBANY˙ — Mr˙ Abraham Yates, General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ John Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Adgate.

TRYON˙ — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Veder.

SUFFOLK˙ — Mr˙ Hobart, Mr˙ William Smith.

ULSTER˙ — Mr˙ Wisner, Jun˙, Major Park.

CHARLOTTE˙ — Major Webster, Mr˙ Duer.

DUTCHESS˙ — Captain Zeph˙ Platt, Dr˙ Crane, Mr˙ Sackett, Mr˙ H˙ Schenck, Mr˙ R˙ R˙ Livingston,

CUMBERLAND˙ Mr˙ Stevens, Mr˙ Sessions.

The Convention was informed that through the absence of General Morris, the Militia of Westchester County are not so properly arranged and managed as they ought to be at this critical juncture, occasioned by the absence of General Morris:

Therefore, Resolved, That General Morris, now at the General Congress, do immediately return and resume the command of his Brigade.

Ordered, That the President enclose a copy of the aforegoing Resolution in a Letter to General Morris, and transmit the same to General Morris with the utmost despatch.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Duane and Mr˙ Robert Yates be a Committee to examine Samuel Gale, who has been brought here in custody, by order of the Committee of Safety.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Hobart, Mr˙ R˙ R˙ Livingston, and Mr˙ Duer, be a Committee to report what further measures are necessary to bring Abraham Lott, Esq˙, to account to this Convention for the publick Moneys now in his hands, as Treasurer of the Colony of New-York.

Whereas Ezra L' Hommedieu, Esq˙, Loan officer of the County of Suffolk, did some time since deposit into the Treasury of this Convention, the sum of four hundred and twenty Pounds, which he had received of sundry persons for principal and interest, due on the several sums by them respectively borrowed of him as Loan officer as aforesaid:

Resolved, That the Treasgrer of this State do immediately pay to Egbert Benson, Esq˙, Chairman of the Committee of Dutchess County, the above sum of four hundred and twenty Pounds, and that the receipt of the said Egbert Benson shall be a sufficient discharge to the Treasurer for the payment of the same.

Ordered, That Egbert Benson apply the said sum of money to the payment of the wages and subsistence due to the Companies under the command of Captain Melancthon Smith.