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Deputies to the Congress, to meet on the 10th of May next

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Tuesday, December 15, 1774. — Upon motion,

Resolved, N˙ C˙ D˙; That the Honourable Edward Biddle, Speaker, John Dickinson, Thomas Mifflin, Joseph Galloway, Charles Humphreys, John Morton, and George Ross, Esquires, be, and they are hereby appointed Deputies, on the part of this Province, to attend the General Continental Congress, proposed to be held at the City of Philadelphia, on the tenth day of May next; and that

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they, or any four of them, do meet the said Congress accordingly, unless the present grievances of the American Colonies shall, before that time, be redressed.

Samuel Rhoads, Esquire, one of the Deputies for this Province at the late Congress, being now Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, is omitted in the above appointment, it appearing to the House that he could not attend the service.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Charles Thomson, Mr˙ Brown, Mr˙ Chapman, Mr˙ Pearson, Mr˙ John Jacobs, Mr˙ Wayne, Mr˙ Ewing, Mr˙ Allen, and Mr˙ Edmonds, be a Committee to prepare and bring in draughts of Instructions for the Deputies to the ensuing Congress; and of a Circular Letter to the Speakers of the several Colony Assemblies, informing them of the proceedings of this House, on the Report of their Delegates at the late Congress.

The House then taking into consideration the service of the Delegates for this Province, at their late Congress,

Resolved, That the said Delegates be allowed each twenty shillings per diem, for their attendance on that duty.

Post-Meridian. — The Committee appointed to prepare and bring in draughts of Instructions for the Deputies to the ensuing Congress, and of a Circular Letter to the Speakers of the several Colony Assemblies, reported Essays for those purposes, which were read, by order, and referred to further consideration.

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