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complied with this requisition, but at the same time not losing sight of his original design, he brought out his Wife with him to Newyork fully determined to continue on this Continent untill end of the war, and then (should it be no sooner practicable) endeavour to establish himself in Virginia. In the mean time however he was obliged to exert himself in some manner to acquire a subsistence, and for this purpose carried a small trade in New York, untill after the capture of Charles town by he British, when his health beginning to decline, he was persuaded to remove that then being assured that he would