From the New York Committee of Correspondence
[Kingston, New York, April 24, 1777. On this date the Provincial Convention of New York adopted the following resolution: “Resolved, That Major Lawrence1 and Capt. Rutgers,2 be a committee to confer with Colonel Robert Livingston3 on the subject of making field cannon out of wrought iron; and that the committee of correspondence be directed to write to Colonel Hamilton for his opinion on the usefulness of such artillery.” Letter not found.]
Journals of the Provincial Congress of the State of New-York description begins Journals of the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety and Council of Safety of the State of New-York. 1775–1776–1777 (Albany, 1842). description ends , I, 901.
1. Presumably Jonathan Lawrence, a delegate from Queens.
2. Anthony Rutgers, delegate from New York City, and a privateer captain in the naval service.
3. Son of Philip Livingston, and grandson of Robert Livingston, the first lord of Livingston Manor, Colonel Robert Livingston was the third and last lord of Livingston Manor.