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Letter form Thomas Hicks to the New-York Congress: He is utterly incapable of performing the dutyof Deputy in the Congress


LITTLE-NECK, May 21, 1776.

SIR: I received yesterday an extract from the Minutes of the Congress, by which I am ordered to attend and take my seat, or show the cause of my neglect. The ill state of my health, sir, and the extreme weakness of my constitution, render me utterly incapable of performing


the duty of a Deputy. This, I hope, will be considered by the Congress as a sufficient apology for my non-attendance.

I am, sir, your most obedient humble servant,


To Nathaniel Woodhull, Esq˙, President of the New-York Provincial Congress.