Letter to General Woodhull


A draft of a Letter to General Woodhull, in answer to his received yesterday, was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

"August 26, 1776.

"SIR: Yours of yesterday is just come to hand; in answer to which, we would inform you that Robert Townsend, the son of Samuel Townsend, Esq˙, is appointed Commissary for the troops under your command, of which we beg you would give him the earliest notice; and that we have made application to General Washington for the Regiments under the command of Colonels Smith and Remsen to join you. He assured our Committee that he would issue out orders immediately for that purpose, and we expect that they are upon the spot by this time.

"You have enclosed some resolutions and orders for your more particular direction. Confiding in your known prudence and zeal in the common cause, and wishing you the protection and blessing of Heaven, we are, with respect, your very humble servants.

"To Brigadier-General Woodhull.

"P˙ S˙ General Washington desires that Mr˙ Townsend may consult with the Commissary-General, that they may not interfere in their purchases."