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Letter from Abraham Gardiner to Governour Trumbull, communicating request of the Trustees of East-Hampton that the people of Connecticut may not come and take away their live stock and effects



East-Hampton, September 7, 1776.

To His Honour JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Esq˙, Governour of the Colony of CONNECTICUT:

SIR : In consequence of a report prevailing in town that the people of Connecticut are coming to take away our live stock and effects, the Trustees who transact the business of the town have met early this morning and unanimously agreed to send an express humbly requesting your Honour' s prohibition of such measures, as apprehensive if prosecuted we shall be involved in perplexities and sufferings far beyond those we are now the subjects of, in that it may be construed we are somehow accessory thereto, which we are not, being subjects of his Majesty King George, and therefore mean not to act a part exposing of us to his displeasure. We have therefore thought proper to request your Honour' s interposition as we judge in our favour.

We are your Honour' s humble petitioners.

Signed per order of the Trustees:


To his Honour Governour Trumbull.