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Credentials of the Delegates Read and Approved


Extract from the Journals of the Provincial Congress of SOUTH-CAROLINA, published by order of the Congress, the 11th of JANUARY, 1775.

Resolved, That the Honourable Henry Middleton, esq˙, Thomas Lynch, Christopher Gadsden, John Rutledge, and Edward Rutledge, Esquires, or any three of them, be, and they are hereby appointed and authorized to represent this Colony on the tenth day of May next, or sooner if necessary, at the American Congress, to be held at Philadelphia or elsewhere, with full power to concert, agree upon, direct, and order such further measures as, in the opinion of the said Deputies, and the Delegates of the other American Colonies to be assembled, shall appear to be necessary for the recovery and establishment of American rights and liberties, and for restoring harmony between Great Britain and her Colonies.