Letter to the Commissary-General


A draft of an Answer to the Letter of the Commissary-General was read and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

"SIR: The Convention of this State have received your letter of the 16th instant by Mr˙ Peter Garson, in consequence of which they have entered into the enclosed resolutions, which I am directed to transmit to you. We shall exert ourselves to the utmost of our power in every measure which may forward the common cause, which, notwithstanding the present aspect of affairs, we doubt not will triumph over our tyrannical enemies. Mr˙ Colt, your deputy, has paid into the hands of Major Schenck, one of the agents for the purpose of procuring flour, the sum of three thousand six hundred dollars, for which that gentleman will be accountable.

"I am, sir, with respect, &c.

"To Joseph Trumbull, Esq."