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Wednesday, 5 o' clock, P˙ M˙, August 28, 1776.

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

FOR NEW-YORK. — Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Robert Harper, Mr˙ Jay, Mr˙ Bancker, Major Abeel.

ALBANY. — Mr˙ A˙ Yates, Mr˙ Adgate, Colonel Rensselaer.

SUFFOLK. — Mr˙ Miller, Mr˙ Tredwell, Mr˙ Bearing, Mr˙ Gelston.

ULSTER. — Col˙ De Witt, Mr˙ Wisner, Jun˙, Major Parks.

QUEEN' S. — Mr˙ S˙ Townsend.

DUTCHESS. — Mr˙ R˙ R˙ Livingston.

WESTCHESTER. — Mr˙ Morris, Col˙ Van Cortlandt, Major Lockwood, Colonel Drake.

ORANGE. — Mr˙ Outwater, Mr˙ Little, Mr˙ Wisner.

CUMBERLAND. — Colonel Marsh, Mr˙ Stephens, Mr˙ Sessions.

CHARLOTTE. — Mr˙ Duer.

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

Mr˙ Joy and Mr˙ Morris reported two Resolutions and the draft of a Letter to Colonel Drake, relative to the Militia, and the appointment of Theodosius Bartow as Commissary pro tem˙; were read, and are in the words following, that is to say:

"Thursday morning, August 29, 1776.

"SIR: I am directed by the Convention to inform you that they approve of your conduct relative to the defence of the coast, and refer the whole of that business (in General Morris' s absence) to your discretion. They confirm your appointment of Mr˙ Bartow as Commissary, and have enclosed an order on the Treasurer for one thousand dollars. As to powder, they are much at a loss, but have ordered General Clinton to afford you all the supply which the store of this State will admit of.

"I am, very respectfully, sir, yours, &c. By order.

"To Colonel Joseph Drake."

"Resolved, That Theos˙ Bartow, Esq˙, be empowered to act as Commissary, till further order, to the Militia employed to defend the coast of Westchester County, on the Sound; that he have an order on the Treasurer of this Convention for one thousand Dollars, and that he account for the same to this Convention, or the Legislature of this State for the time being.

"Resolved, That General Clinton do furnish Col˙ Joseph Drake with such a quantity of Cartridges, or Powder and Lead, out of the store of this State, in his possession, as he may think necessary to the defence of the coast of West-Chester."

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Ordered, That the Treasurer of this Convention advance to Theodosius Bartow, Esq˙, the sum of one thousand Dollars, to enable him to execute the order of this day appointing him to act as Commissary to the Militia employed to defend the coast of Westchester County, and take his receipt to be accountable for the same.