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Address in answer to the Governour' s Speech


Friday, May 19, 1775.

The House met.

The Address to his Excellency was read the second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the Address, and after some time spent therein, Mr˙ Speaker resumed the Chair, and Mr˙ Fisher, Chairman of the Committee, reported that the Committee had gone through the Address, and had made sundry amendments to the same; and by leave of the House Mr˙ Fisher reported the Address with the amendments; which were read; and the Address being further amended in the House, was agreed to.

Ordered, That the said Address as amended and agreed to, be engrossed.

The House adjourned till three, P˙ M.

The House met.

The engrossed Address to his Excellency was read and compared.

Ordered, nem˙ con˙, That Mr˙ Speaker do sign the same.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Tucker and Mr˙ Hinchman do wait upon his Excellency, and desire to be informed when his Excellency will be attended by the House, with their Address.

Colonel Ford had leave of absence on urgent business.

Mr˙ Tucker reported that Mr˙ Hinchman and himself waited on his Excellency according to order, and that his Excellency was pleased to say the House should hear from him.


The House adjourned till nine o' clock to-morrow morning.