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Trade of the Colonies Again Considered


Saturday, October 21, 1775.

Agreeable to the Order of the Day, the Congress resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, to take into consideration the state of the Trade of the Colonies; and after some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Ward reported, from the Committee, that they had taken into consideration the matter referred to them, but not having yet come to a conclusion, desired him to move for leave to sit again.

The Order for resolving into a Committee of the Whole on Monday next renewed.

A Letter from General Washington, dated 12th October, with sundry enclosures, was laid before the Congress and read.

Adjourned to ten o' clock, on Monday.