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Resolution Regarding Obstructing and Fortifying the Hudson River, February 18, 1778
Resolution regarding obstructing and fortifying Hudson River
That governor Clinton be authorized and requested to Superintend the business of obstructing, fortifying and securing the passes of the north on Hudson’s river agreeable to the resolutions of the 5th of November last, and to employ the militia of the State of New York, and to call upon the States of Massachusetts by and Connecticut for such parts of their militia as he may think necessary and those states can spare, for this important business.
That the commanding officer at Peekskill be ordered and directed to furnish governor Clinton with money from the military chest, and to give him every assistance in his power in forwarding and perfecting the business committed to him.
That warrant issue on the commissioner of the town office in the State of New York in favor of governor Clinton for 50,000 dollars toward defraying the charge of the business intrusted to him.
Extract from the minutes
Cha Thomson Esq