Letter from Boston to the Committee Appointed in New-York to Receive and Transmit Donations for the relief of the Sufferers in that Town

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LETTER FROM BOSTON TO THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED IN NEW-YORK TO RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT DONATIONS FOR THE RELIEF OF THE SUFFERERS IN THAT TOWN.

Boston, January 9, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: The Committee appointed by the inhabitants of this Town to receive and distribute the donations of our friends, for the benefit of the sufferers by the Boston

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Port Bill acknowledge your several letters of the 7th and 17th of December last, enclosing invoices of Flour, &c˙, amounting with charges, to one thousand and sixty-two Pounds, nine Shillings, and six Pence, which agreeable to your kind wishes, are come safe to hand.

I am directed by the Committee to request that you would assure our benefactors, the worthy citizens of New-York, of their warmest gratitude for the very seasonable relief they have afforded their brethren in this place, by such generous donations, in this most difficult time of the year. While we acknowledge the superintendency of Divine Providence, we feel our obligations to the sister Colonies. By their liberality they have greatly chagrined the common Enemies of America, who flattered themselves with hopes, that, before this day they should have starved us into a compliance with the insolent demands of despotick power. But the people, relieved by your charitable contributions, bear the indignity with becoming patience and fortitude. They are not insensible of the injuries done them, as men as well as free American subjects; but they restrain their just resentment, from a due regard to the common cause.

The Committee beg the favour of you, gentlemen, to return their thanks to our worthy brethren of Marbletown, for the valuable donation received from them.

I am, with due acknowledgments for the care you have taken in transmitting these donations, in the name of the Committee, gentlemen, your affectionate friend and humble servant, &c.

SAMUEL ADAMS, Chairman.

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