Commitment of Mr. Matthews, August 1


To the Keeper of the common Jail in HARTFORD, in the County of HARTFORD, greeting:

Whereas David Mathews, Esq˙, of the City, County, and State of New-York, is sent into this Government by the Provincial Convention of the Representatives of the State of New-York, being accused in that State of treasonable practices against the States of America, with request that he may be safely kept and confined in this State until he may be brought to trial for said crime, which, from the particular circumstances of said State of New-York, cannot at present be done:

These are, therefore, in the name of the Governour and Company of the State of Connecticut, to command and require you to receive the said David Mathews, Esq˙, of the hands of Abraham De Peyster, Esq˙, of said State of New-York, within said prison, and him safely to keep until delivered in due course of law. Hereof you may not fail.

Dated in Lebanon, the 1st day of August, A˙ D˙ 1776.