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Letter from the Committee of Portsmouth

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COMMITTEE OF PORTSMOUTH, NEW-HAMPSHIRE, TO THE COMMITTEE OF BOSTON.

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Portsmouth, May 19, 1774.

We think the late Act of Parliament, to shut up the port of Boston, of the most extraordinary nature, and fatal tendency. Administration are taking every method to disunite the Colonies, thereby to render the noble opposition to their arbitrary and destructive measures abortive. We hope a firm union of all the Colonies will still subsist, and that such a plan may be devised, and resolutely pursued by all as may prevent the cruel effects of this Act.

We heartily sympathize with you under your present difficult and alarming situation; and we will exert ourselves to carry any plan into effect which may be concerted by the Colonies for the general relief. We sincerely wish you resolution and prosperity in the common cause; and shall ever view your interest as our own. And are with the highest esteem, &c.

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