Letter from Colonel Levi Pawling, September 23: Complains of the want of a Surgeon to his Regiment, Letter from General Washington


Wednesday Morning, September 25, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Abraham Ten Broeck, Chairman.

NEW-YORK Members. — *Mr˙ Duane, *Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Dunscomb.

ORANGE˙ — Mr˙ Little, *Mr˙ Jos˙ Smith.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Duer, Mr˙ Webster.

ALBANY. — *General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Ten Broeck.

WESTCHESTER. — Colonel Cortlandt, Major Lockwood, Colonel Drake.

CUMBERLAND. — Mr˙ Sessions, Mr˙ Stephens.

DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ Sackett, Mr˙ Platt.

TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper.

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

Those marked with an asterism are a quorum of the Committee.

A Letter from General Washington, dated at the Heights of Harlem, September 23d, containing a particular account of the manoeuvres of the enemy on their landing on New-York Island, and of the behaviour of our Troops who were stationed to oppose their landing; also an account of the skirmish when the enemy attacked the Heights at the north end of Harlem Lane, and of the loss on both sides, was read and filed.


A Letter from General Scott to the Committee of Intelligence, was introduced by Mr˙ Duer, and read. General Scott gives a particular account of the great fire which lately happened in New-York, and also of a little expedition to Montresor' s Island, in which our Troops failed of success, and were obliged to retreat with the loss of the brave Major Henly, killed, and several others wounded and missing.

A Letter from Messrs˙ Clark & Nightingale, dated Providence, September the 16th, relative to two Prizes, to wit: the Brigantine Temple, from a whaling voyage, and a Bermudian Sloop, both taken on the south side of Long-Isand by the armed Continental Sloops Schuyler and Mifflin, and the armed Sloop Montgomerie, fitted out by the State of New-York. A state of the case of the Brigantine, drawn up by a lawyer, was also enclosed. Were respectively read and filed.

Ordered, That the said Letter be referred to the Convention on their first meeting.

A Memorial of Cornelius Atherton dated this day, was read and filed. He prays that he, with his men, may be exempted from military dnty, that he may be enabled to fulfil his contract entered into with the Representatives of this State for manufacturing Muskets. Referred to the Convention.

Adjourned till four o' clock this afternoon.

Die Mercurii, 4to ho˙ P˙ M˙, September 25, 1776.

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Abraham Ten Broeck, Esq˙, Chairman; Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Jno˙ Ten Broeck, Colonel V˙ Cortlandt, Mr˙ Sackett, Mr˙ Wisner, Jun˙, Major Lockwood, Mr˙ Little, Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Wm˙ Harper.

No other Members appearing, and no urgent business having offered, the Committee adjourned till nine o' clock to-morrow morning.