Report on General Livingston' s letter

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Die Veneris, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, August 23, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

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

NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Bancker, Colonel Broome, Major VanZandt, Mr˙ Dunscomb, Colonel Brasher.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ Yates, Mr˙ Adgate, Mr˙ Bleecker.

SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Tredwell.

DUTCHESS. — Major Schenck, Mr˙ Sacket, Mr˙ London.

CUMBERLAND. — Colonel Marsh, Mr˙ Stephens.

QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ Samuel Townsend, Mr˙ James Townsend.

ULSTER. — Colonel De Witt, Mr˙ Contine.

WESTCHESTER. — Judge Graham, Mr˙ Haviland.

ORANGE. — Mr˙ Outwater, Mr˙ Jos˙ Smith.

TRYON. — Mr˙ Newkirk.

Die Veneris, 3 ho˙ P˙ M˙, August 23, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

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

NEW-YORK. — Colonel Broome, Mr˙ Dunscomb, Colonel Brasher, Mr˙ Bancker.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ Yates, Mr˙ Adgate, Mr˙ Bleecker.

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

DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ Schenck, Mr˙ Sacket, Mr˙ London.

QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ Samuel Toumsend, Mr˙ James Townsend, Mr˙ Benjamin Sands, Major Lawrence.

WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Haviland, Judge Graham.

ULSTER. — Mr˙ Confine, Colonel De Witt.

ORANGE. — Mr˙ Outwater, Mr˙ Jos˙ Smith.

CUMBERLAND. — Colonel Marsh, Mr˙ Stephens.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Duer.

Mr˙ Duer, from the Committee appointed to consider of and report on the Letter from Brigadier-General Livingston to his Excellency General Washington, brought in the Report of the said Committee, which was read.

The same being read a second time, and some time spent therein,

Mr˙ William Smith moved, and was seconded by Mr˙ James Townsend, that the said Report of the Committee on the said Letter be postponed for further consideration.

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Debates arose thereon, and the question being put, it was carried in the negative, in manner following, to wit:

For the Negative. 6 Albany.
2 Cumberland.
8 New-York.
3 Orange.
2 Charlotte.
5 Dutchess.
4 Ulster.
4 Suffolk.
34 Votes.

For the Affirmative.

4 Queen' s.

Therefore the said motion was rejected.

After much time spent on said Report,

On motion of Mr˙ William Smith,

Ordered, That the said Report be committed to the Deputies from Suffolk and Queen' s, and that they report to-morrow morning.

Mr˙ Duer, for Charlotte County, dissented.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Dunscomb and Mr˙ Robert Harper be added to the Committee for removing the women, children, and infirm persons, out of the City of New-York.