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New-York Provincial Congress



Minutes of the Proceedings during the recess of the Provincial Congress, by their adjournment on the 4th of NOVEMBER, 1775, until a sufficient number of the newly elected Delegates attended to represent a majority of the Counties and form a Congress, on the 6th of DECEMBER, 1775.

A Letter from the Honourable John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, was received by express, after the Provincial Congress had adjourned, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Philadelphia, November 9, 1775.

"GENTLEMEN: Your several letters, lately received, have been laid before the Congress. Those that respect the fort in the Highlands have been acted upon, and I here enclose you the resolutions of Congress thereupon, which you will please put in immediate execution. As soon as Congress have determined upon the other matters mentioned in your letters, the result shall be communicated to you, as I am directed to forward immediately, by express, the enclosed.

"I have not time to add but that I am, with respect, Gentlemen, your most obedient servant,

"JOHN HANCOCK, President.

To the Members of the Convention of New-York."



* The new Congress were to have met on the 14th of November, they were elected on the 7th of November, according to the ordinance of the 27th of October.