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Council of New Jersey, November 22, 1775


Wednesday, November 22, 1775.

The House met. Present:

John Stevens, Esq˙, the Chief Justice, Richard Stockton, Esq˙, Stephen Skinner, Esq˙, Daniel Coxe, Esq˙, John Laurence, Esq˙, Francis Hopkinson, Esq.

The House having taken into consideration the importance of several matters that will be likely to require their attention at this session, and being desirous to have the assistance of every member who is not withheld from attendance by sickness or other unavoidable cause,

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do forthwith despatch a Letter to the Hon˙ James Parker, Esq˙, requiring his attendance.

The House having taken into consideration his Excellency' s Speech at the opening of the session,

Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to his Excellency, in answer to the said Speech.

Ordered, That the Chief Justice and Mr˙ Hopkinson be a Committee to draw the said Address.

The House continued till to-morrow.