The New York Provincial Congress to the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety
Text printed in Samuel Hazard et al., eds., Pennsylvania Archives (first series; 12 vols., Philadelphia, 1852–56), IV, 644
<New York, August 17, 1775: The intelligence contained in the enclosed paragraph of a letter from General Washington should be communicated to the various Pennsylvania committees.8 Addressed to Franklin and the other members of the committee and signed by P. V. B. Livingston, President.>
8. The enclosure is printed in I Pa. Arch., IV, 645, and the entire letter, addressed to the New York legislature and dated Aug. 10, in Fitzpatrick, Writings of Washington, III, 413–14. The intelligence was a rumor that some or all of the British troops in Boston were about to move and that New York might be their destination; see also the following document.