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Resolution of the Congress



Philadelphia, June 10, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: In consequence of your application to this Congress for advice respecting a form of Government to be adopted in the Massachusetts-Bay, under your present circumstances, I am directed by the Congress to transmit you their Resolution thereon, which is here enclosed.

I am also to inform you that the Congress have been so pressed with business that they have been prevented determining upon the other matters mentioned in your letters to them, but they will very soon come under their consideration, and their resolutions thereon shall be forwarded you.

I also enclose you a Resolve of Congress for furnishing our Army with flour . This you will keep secret, at least as far as the nature of it will admit, as the publication may give an alarm, which may prevent the good effects of it.

Last evening Mr˙ Fessenden, your express, arrived with your despatches of June 4th, which I shall this morning lay before the Congress, and when considered by Congress, their determinations shall be immediately transmitted to you.

I am, with much esteem, gentlemen, your most obedient humble servant,

JOHN HANCOCK, President.

To the Gentlemen of the Provincial Congress,Massachusetts-Bay.