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Letter from Boston, received in New-York



Boston, July 28, 1774.

All our Governours' operations are still at a stand, as the Cerberus, ship of war, has not yet made her appearance with the further intentions of Parliament in regard to this truly distressed country; for she is charged with the two Acts passed on the 20th of May, respecting the proposed future government and administration of justice in this Province; that vessel was to leave England on the 25th of May. The Addressers of Mr˙ Hutchinson, and the protesters against our publick measures lead a devil of a life; in the country the people will not grind their corn, and in town they refuse to purchase from, and sell to, them. The Governour expects hourly the arrival of the fifty-ninth regiment, with a company of artillery from Halifax; his Excellency has expressed much surprise on finding the transports, which sailed long since from hence, to take on board the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, had not effected an. arrival at New-York; surely the old Wentworth Indiaman has not played the Navy Commissioners a trick, and, by a sacrifice to Neptune, proved a hard bargain to Government.

Our inhabitants endure their distressed situation with great temper. The letters of sympathy which they have received from the other Colonies, with assurances of joining in a general delegation to the Grand Congress at Philadelphia, fortify their distracted spirits, and encourage them


to look up for effectual relief from the event of measures to be concerted by the united wisdom of many sage, discreet, and intelligent counsellors. The gentlemen appointed our Delegates will prepare to set out in three weeks time; and as they carry with them ample abilities to describe our situation, and to rouse the attention of all America to our sufferings, we doubt not their complaints will be heard, and their proposals to that Assembly supported with all the sensibility and fervour which will doubtless prevail at that solemn Assembly.