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Context of In Council of Safety. Philadelphia, October 14, 1776. : Sir, Congress has received intelligence from General Lee, that the Hessians have embarked from Staten-Island, and that there is too much reason to apprehend they are intended to act against this state:--we, therefore, most earnestly entreat you to exert yourself to the utmost to have your battalion in perfect readiness to march at the shortest warning. ..
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