Friend

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NEW-YORK, May18, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: I beg leave to inform the honourable House that I have attended ten days on the money affair, and beg leave, if consistent with reason, I may be discharged. My expenses and loss of time are a great disadvantage to my narrow circumstances, as my goods at this time are in great demand, being a button maker. Your kind compliance will greatly oblige, gentlemen, your obedient servant,

CHARLES FRIEND.

To the Honourable Provincial Congress, New-York.