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Letter from the President of the Continental Congress


A Letter from the Hon˙ John Hancock, Esq˙, of the 20th of October, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Philadelphia, October 20, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: A letter appearing in the New-York paper of 16th instant, said to be wrote by Governour Tryon to the Mayor of New-York, expressing that this Congress had recommended it to the Provincial Con' gress to seize or take up the officers of that Government, and particularly himself, by name, I am directed by the Congress to request that you will immediately send them a genuine copy of the letter above mentioned, together with a copy of any order or proceeding of yours, or of the Mayor and Corporation, in consequence of the said letter of Governour Tryon.

I am, Gentlemen, your most obedient humble servant,

JOHN HANCOCK, President.

Provincial Congress of New-York."