Letter from Teach Tilghman, Head-Quarters, September, All the powder at Wisner' s and Livingston' s mills to be sent to King' s Bridge with all despatch, Letter from Brigadier General Petrus Ten Broeck


Friday Morning, September 27, 1776.

Committee of Safety met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Colonel Peter R˙ Livingston, the President, Chairman.

NEW-YORK Members. — Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Dunscombe, Mr˙ Duane.

ORANGE. — Mr˙ Joseph Smith, Colonel Sherwood, Mr˙ Little.

ALBANY. — General Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Ten Broeck, Colonel Livingston.

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

ULSTER — Mr˙ Wisner, Major Parks.

TRYON. — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper.

DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ Sackett, Mr˙ Platt, Major Schenck.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Duer, Major Webster, Colonel Williams.

CUMBERLAND. — Mr˙ Sessions, Mr˙ Stephens.

Mr˙ Duer, from the Committee for establishing Posts and obtaining Intelligence, introduced a Letter from Tench Tilghman, Esquire, dated at Head-Quarters, Heights of Harlem, September 25, 1776, and directed to Mr˙ Duer: the same being read, it is

Ordered, That such part of the said Letter as relates to General Washington' s application for Powder be immediately transmitted by express to Henry Wisner, Jun˙, and John R˙ Livingston, Esquires; and that they be requested to forward all the Powder which they have on hand to King' s Bridge, with all despatch; and that they be empowered to apply to General James Clinton for a proper guard to escort the said Powder.

The part of Mr˙ Tilghman' s Letter above referred to is as follows: "His Excellency begs your Board would immediately order down what powder is ready at Wisner' s and Livingston' s mills."

A Letter from Brigadier-General Petrus Ten Broeck, enclosing the Returns of the Militia of his Brigade in Dutchess County, (excepting the Regiments of Colonel Brinkerhoff and Colonel Graham,) and a request that the other Field Officers of the Militia may be commissioned in the place of those called into actual service:

Ordered, That the Secretaries write to the General, and inform him that the Returns sent by him are irregular, and that he be requested to transmit to Convention a proper


Brigade Return of the whole Militia of Dutchess, that the Convention be enabled to judge of the remaining strength of the said Militia.

Colonel Williams delivered in the Return of his Regiment of Militia in Charlotte County. Was put on the file.

Mr˙ Joshua H˙ Smith has leave of absence for three days. Mr˙ Duer dissents thereto.

A Letter from David Matthews, dated at Litchfield, the 25th of September, was read.

A copy of a Letter from Captain Moses Seymour to Governour Trumbull, dated at Litchfield, on the 20th September, instant, relating to the conduct of David Matthews, was also read.

Ordered, That the said Letters lie on the table for the perusal of the Members.