Benjamin Franklin Papers

The Albany Committee to the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, 21 August 1775: résumé

The Albany Committee to the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety

Text printed in Samuel Hazard et al., eds., Pennsylvania Archives (1st series; 12 vols., Philadelphia and Harrisburg, 1852–56), IV, 646.

<Committee chamber, Albany, August 21, 1775: We have received yours of August 10 with a wagonload of powder, which we will forward to Gen. Schuyler at the first opportunity. We have heard of a large quantity of lead at Ticonderoga and Crown Point, but do not know that any has been sent down; we will furnish the General with a copy of your letter so that he may dispatch whatever can be spared. Addressed to Franklin as president of the committee of safety and signed by Abraham Yates, Jr.2, chairman.>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

2For Yates (1724–96), one of the most colorful and independent New York politicians of the period, see the DAB.

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