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Philadelphia Committee



Committee Chamber, August 19, 1775.

Whereas, by the eleventh Article of the Association of the Congress it is directed "That a Committee be chosen in every County, City, and Town, by those who are qualified to vote for Representatives in the Legislature, whose business it shall be attentively to observe the conduct of all persons touching this Association; and when it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of a majority of any such Committee, that any person within the limits of their appointment has violated this Association, that such majority do forthwith cause the truth of the case to be published in the Gazette, to the end that all such foes to the rights, of British America may be publickly known and universally contemned as the enemies of American liberty, and thenceforth we respectively will break off all dealings with him or her:"

And whereas Mr˙ Schlosser having reported that a summons has been served upon him at the suit of William Conn, and marked with the name of Isaac Hunt, as his attorney, which Mr˙ Schlosser alleges was occasioned by his acting in the line of his duty as a member of this Committee:

Resolved, That Mr˙ Hunt be desired to attend this Committee immediately.

Mr˙ Hunt accordingly attended, and declared that when he ordered the writ to be issued, he did not know or believe that Mr˙ Schlosser had detained the Linen, for which he had issued the summons, as a member of this Committee, under a suspicion that it had been imported contrary to the Association of the Congress.

On motion, That Mr˙ Hunt be asked if he means to prosecute the action against Mr˙ Schlosser, now he is informed that Mr˙ Schlosser acted in the above instance in the line of his duty as a member of this Committee? The


said question was accordingly proposed to him, when Mr˙ Hunt desired time to consider, and to consult his client, engaging to answer the Committee at their next meeting.