17 June. The congress resolved, in response to a letter of 10 June from Gov. Jonathan
Trumbull, that two battalions raised in Connecticut for service at Boston and New
York, respectively, be sent to Canada; that blank commissions be sent to Trumbull
for the officers of the battalion intended for New York; and that another battalion
of militia be sent to Boston, Connecticut to receive $10,500 to defray the cost (JCC
, 5:447–448; Note: Two additional resolutions immediately following and concerning
the commissioning of officers by the Connecticut Assembly and the sale of gunpowder
by the Secret Committee to New Jersey may have proceeded from the same report).