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Return of Arms, Accoutrements, Camp and Barrack Furniture,&c., now in possession of, and wanting to complete the Right Honourable the Earl of STIRLINGS Regiment.
Barrack Furniture wanting for Officers.
Wanting to complete the Regiment, according to the above Return:
269 Firelocks (70 received since,) 334 Bayonets (100 received since,) 351 Cross Belts, 345 Cartouch Boxes, 685 Tomahawks, 72 Axes, 578 Knapsacks, 683 Canteens, 67 Camp Kettles, 218 Hats, 183 Frocks, 222 pairs of Stockings (148 received since,) 25 pairs of Shoes, 139 Beds, 228 Bolsters, 266 Blankets.
To complete Barracks for 688 Men.
13 Tables, 18 Benches, 151 Bedsteads, 68 Dishes, 589 Trenchers, 395 Spoons, 5 Pots, 19 Candlesticks, 8 Pails, 31 pairs of Shovels and Tongs, 22 pairs of Andirons.
New-York, February 22, 1776.
MALCOLM MORRISON TO NEW-YORK CONGRESS.
New-York, March 8, 1776.
GENTLEMEN: Whereas the gentlemen of the Provincial Congress have been pleased to appoint me first Major in Colonel Swartwouts Regiment, and as my situation and business is such that it is not in my power to serve without doing injustice to myself and creditors, having a considerable interest in my hands to settle, and having a large family to take care of, without any person to assist me in settling my affairs; and whereas Major Henry Ludinton,appointed in the militia, is prevailed upon to accept of the commission sent to me; if agreeable to you, I do resign the same in his favour. He can be recommended by Colonel Swart-wout,or the Committee of Dutchess County; and I hope that you will be pleased to appoint him in my stead, he being a person that has served in the last war, and well acquainted in the military service; and, gentlemen, your compliance will greatly oblige your very humble servant,
To the Delegates of Dutchess County in Provincial Congress.
N. B. Mr. Ludinton waits for an answer. Gentlemen, enclosed you have the commission.
HENDRICK GARRISON TO NEW-YORK CONGRESS.
Richmond County, March 8, 1776.
SIR: The insufferable abuse received before the Committee of Safety in the County of Richmond,when called on to evidence against the inimical conduct of some individuals in that County against our just struggles, causes me to lay before your honourable House a true state of my grievances, begging their advice and assistance for redress, as I think myself in the present situation unsafe in my person and property.
On Thursday,the 7th of March,1776, being summoned before the Committee, present at that time Christian Jacob-son,Chairman, John Polyon, John Ketcltas, Henry Perine, David Latournette, Cornelius Disasway, Peter Mersereau, Moses Dupuy, Lambert Merrell, John Tysen, Joseph Christopher,and George Barnes. While under examination, Cornelius Martino, Richard Connor,and John Bur-bank,were suffered by the Committee to abuse your complainant, viz: By calling him an informer, cut-throat, dirty rascal, dirty dog, liar, &c.; threatening what they would do