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Answer of the Committee


An Answer to the Letter of William Hooper and Joseph Hewes, Esquires, was read, and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

Committee of Safety, New-York, July 11, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We have received your favour of the 8th of the last month, which came to our hands last night. Our Congress have adjourned for a fortnight from this day, and appointed us a Committee of Safety to act during the recess. We beg leave to assure you, that we will do every thing in our power relative to the schooner which you have described. We are, with much respect, Gentlemen, your obedient humble servants.

To William Hooper and Joseph Hewes, Esquires, Philadelphia.

Ordered, That a copy be signed by the Chairman, and transmitted.