Letter from General Putnam, with a complaint against Sergeant McFall., a prisoner, that he is a dangerous man


Ordered, That Colonel Broome and Colonel Stoutenburgh be added to the Committee to stop the Channel.

A Certificate of Henry Lockwood and Denne Ralye, Sen˙, two of the Committee of New-MarlboroughPrecinct, certifying that at an election held by Captain Bowdewine Tarepenning' s Company, David Ostrander was duly chosen Second Lieutenant of said Company, was read and filed.

Ordered, That the said David Ostrander be commissioned accordingly.

Die Lunae, 4 ho˙ P˙ M˙, June 3, 1776.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Brigadier-General Woodhull, President.

FOR NEW-YORK. — Colonel Broome, Mr˙ Randall, Colonel Stoutenburgh, Mr˙ Beekman.

FOR ALBANY. — Mr˙ Cuyler, Mr˙ Glenn, Mr˙ Ten Broeck.

FOR SUFFOLK. — General Woodhull, Mr˙ Gelston, Mr˙ Strong.

FOR DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ De Lavergne, Mr˙ Paul Schenck, Mr˙ Livingston.

FOR ORANGE. — Mr˙ Van Houten, Mr˙ Little.


FOR QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ Samuel Townshend, Mr˙ James Townshend.

FOR ULSTER. — Colonel Hasbrouck, Mr˙ Parks.

FOR RICHMOND. — Mr˙ Conner, Mr˙ Cortelyou.

FOR CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Webster, Colonel Malcom.

FOR TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper.

A Letter from General Putnam, dated this day — informing this House of complaint being lodged against Sergeant McFall, of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment, taken at St˙ John' s; that he is a dangerous man, frequently visiting the Fortifications in and about this City and the Encampments, and is represented as a cunning, designing fellow. The General requests an inquiry may be made — was read and filed.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for taking Examinations; to be reported with all convenient speed.

Samuel Hopkins, attending, requested permission to speak to Israel Youngs, who is confined by order of this Congress.

Ordered, That the Officer commanding the Guard at the City-Hall be requested to permit the bearer, Samuel Hopkins, to speak to Israel Youngs in the presence and hearing of the said Officer.