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Declarations of Committees of Suffolk County, New-York

Brook-Haven, October 24, 1776.

We, the Committee of the County of Suffolk, being assembled by permission of his Excellency the Hon˙ William Tryon, Esq˙, Governour of New-York and the territories depending thereon in America, do hereby dissolve ourselves, and do disclaim and reject the orders of Congress and Committees, and totally refusing obedience to them, revoking all our proceedings under the Congress, and being


desirous to obey the legal authority of Government, rely upon your Excellency' s clemency, hoping that you will pass by our former conduct, and be graciously pleased to protect us agreeable to the laws of this Province.

Signed by order of the Committee:

JOHN BRUSH, Chairman.