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John Cowgill, who has refused to take Continental Money, declared an enemy to his country, by the Committee for Dover, in Delaware



In Committee, Dover, January 4, 1776.

Resolved, That the keeping up the credit of the Continental currency is essential to support the United Colonies in their virtuous opposition to Ministerial oppression; and that the refusing to take said currency, in payment of debts, &c˙, will tend to depreciate the value of the same.

Resolved, That it appears to this Committee, by the confession of John Cowgill, a residenter of Little Creek Hundred, in this County, that he has refused, and, from conscience, shall refuse, to take said Continental money in discharge of debts, or for other purposes, when tendered to him.

Therefore, unanimously Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that the aforesaid John Cowgill is, by such his conduct, an enemy to his country, and ought to be treated as such by every friend to American liberty; and that they ought to have no further dealings with him.

Signed by order of the Committee of Inspection and Observation for Kent County, on Delaware.