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Mr. Livingston, the President, informs the Congress that he is too much indisposed to attend


Die Lunae, August 28, 1775.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment. No prayers.

A Letter from P˙ V˙ B˙ Livingston, Esq˙, dated this day, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"New-York, August 28, 1775.

"GENTLEMEN: It gives me great anxiety that I cannot attend your deliberations at this critical juncture; such is my present indisposition that I am unable to attend to any business whatever. With a continual slow fever, a reluctance to food, and a constant vigilance or want of sleep, I find myself reduced to the necessity of taking some measures to preserve life.

"I have yet a large sum of the Continental money which I received by your order. I earnestly entreat you to appoint some gentleman your Treasurer, to receive it of me, and to direct him to call on me this morning for the money. Be assured, Gentlemen, it will give me very great pleasure to return to Congress as soon us I am able to attend.

"I am, respectfully, Gentlemen, your most obedient humble servant, PETER V˙ B˙ LIVINGSTON.

"To the Gentlemen of the Provincial Congress, New-York."

Colonel Woodhull is elected President pro tem˙, until Mr˙ Livingston is able to attend.