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Information, Given of the Death of the Hon. Peyton Randolph


Monday, October 23, 1775.

Information being given to Congress that, yesterday, the Hon˙ Peyton Randolph suddenly departed this life,

Resolved, That this Congress will attend his funeral as mourners, with a crape round their left arm.

That the Congress continue in mourning for the space of one month.

That a Committee of three be appointed to superintend the funeral.

The members chosen: Mr˙ Middleton, Mr˙ Hopkins, and Mr˙ Chase.

That the Committee wait on the Reverend Mr˙ Duché, and request him to prepare a proper Discourse, to be delivered at the interment.

The Delegates for Delaware Government, having been reappointed by their Assembly on the 21st instant, produced the Credentials of their reappointment, which were read and approved.

Adjourned to ten o' clock, to-morrow.