Agents for building the ships at Poughkeepsie directed to supply such and so much cordage as General Schuyler requires for the Navy on Lake Champlain



Die Jovis, 9 ho˙ A˙ M˙, September 19, 1776.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Abraham Yates, Jun˙, Esq˙, President.

NEW-YORK˙ — Mr˙ Bancker, Mr˙ Robert Harper, Mr˙ Duane, Mr˙ Jay.

DUTCHESS˙ — Doctor Crane, Mr˙ Sackett, Mr˙ R˙ R˙ Livingston.

CHARLOTTE˙ — Major Webster, Mr˙ Duer.

ALBANY˙ — Mr˙ Abraham Yates, Mr˙ John Ten Broeck, Mr˙ Adgate, General Ten Broeck.

ORANGE˙ — Colonel Allison, Mr˙ Jos˙ Smith, Mr˙ Sherwood, Mr˙ Little.

CUMBERLAND˙ — Mr˙ Sessions, Mr˙ Stevens.

SUFFOLK˙ — Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Hobart.

WESTCHESTER˙ — Colonel Drake, Mr˙ Lockwood, Mr˙ Mills, Mr˙ Haviland, Colonel Cortlandt.

ULSTER˙ — Major Parks, Mr˙ Wisner.

TRYON˙ — Mr˙ Moore, Mr˙ Harper, Mr˙ Veder.

Captain Samuel Tudor, one of the Superintendents for building the Continental Ships at Poughkeepsie, attending, delivered in a Letter from General Schuyler, dated Albany, September 17, 1776, and directed to Messrs˙ Van Zandt, Tudor, and the other gentlemen to whose care the building of the Frigates at Poughkeepsie is committed; wherein the General informs those gentlemen that he received a line by express from General Gates, informing him that he is in the greatest distress for the cordage mentioned in a list enclosed in the said letter, for the use of the row-galleys, which are the greatest strength of our naval force on the Lake. Captain Tudor requested the opinion and advice of the Convention on this subject.

Resolved, That as a Naval strength on Lake Champlain is an object of the utmost importance, and will greatly contribute to the security of America, that the Agents for building the Ships at Poughkeepsie be directed to supply such and so much Cordage as General Schuyler requires, and that this Convention will justify them to the honourable the Continental Congress.

Mr˙ Haviland and Mr˙ Platt have leave of absence, to return on next Monday week.