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Colonel Holmes to Captain Wynkoop.



                         Ticonderoga, December 7, 1775.
    SIR: I have received a copy of the resolve of the New-York Provincial Congress, dated November 3d, directing that 13 8s. 7d. be stopped out of the pay of Thomas Hampton, James Davenport, and Henry May, deserters from your company.
    You will make an immediate stoppage in their pay, to reimburse the said sum paid for apprehending said deserters and bringing them to Albany, and the expenses attending that service, so that you may account to me for the same, the Congress having, in this resolve, directed me to account to them.
    I am your humble servant,
                                       JAMES HOLMES.
Captain Wynkoop, Fourth Regiment New-York Forces, at Fort George.


Force, Peter, American Archives: Consisting of a collection of authentick records, state papers, debates, and letters and other notices of publick affairs, the whole forming a documentary history of the origin and progress of the North American colonies; of the causes and accomplishment of the American revolution; and of the Constitution of government for the United States, to the final ratification thereof., 4th Series, M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, 1837-46, Volume 4, p. 212

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