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Correspondence of Governor William Livingston

26 March 1776 Resolves of the Committee of Safety—to raise three Battalions of Militia for the defence of New York

18 June 1776

The President of the Continental Congress to the Convention of New Jersey—Requesting that the General at New York may be empowered to call for such militia to his aid from New Jersey as he may deem necessary

15 September 1776 Brig. Gen. Matthias Williamson at Elizabethtown to the Governor—Accepting his commission, and referring to complaints of the militia

16 September 1776 John DeHart, of Elizabethtown, to the Legislature—Acknowledging his election to the Chief Justiceship of New Jersey

2 October 1776 The President of Continental Congress at Philadelphia to the Assembly of New Jersey— Relating to the appointment of Surgeons, and the filling of vacancies in Congress

18 October 1776 Col. William Maxwell, at Point Independence, to the Governor, Council, and Assembly, of New Jersey—Stating the unwillingness of the men to re-enlist—mentioning Col. Shrieve—Major Grey —Capt. Shute—Capt. Scott

12 November 1776 The President of the Continental Congress to Governor Livingston—Recommending adoption of Measures to prevent intercourse with the Enemy

19 November 1776 George Taylor of Monmouth to John Covenhoven, Member of the Assembly— Relating to his acceptance of a Colonel's Commission, &c.

21 November 1776 S. Forman to Joseph Holmes, Member of Assembly—Referring to the Refusal. of Col. Taylor to take oath of Office

— December 1776 Colonel Wm. DeHart to the Governor—Relating to the filling up of Vacancies in his Regiment, &c.

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