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Information received from Mr. Carter, of Boston, sent to Philadelphia


Mr˙ John Carter, lately from Boston, being requested, attended in Congress. Short notes of his information were taken by one of the Secretaries, and being read to the said John Carter, and by him acknowledged to be truly taken, were filed.

A draught of a Letter to the Committee of Philadelphia was read, and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Povincial Congress, New-York, August 19,1775.

GENTLEMEN: We enclose you short notes of information we received of Mr˙ John Carter, who left Boston a


few days since. Mr˙ Carter will speedily be at Philadelphia, and can give you more fully and particularly the information we received of him.

You will, no doubt, gentlemen, make such inquiries as to discover whether the owners of the Ship Sally, as well as of Mr˙ White' s Schooner, did not ship their respective cargoes with design to supply the Ministerial Fleet and Army at Boston, which there is but too much reason to suspect.

We are, most respectfully, Gentlemen, your most obedient humble servants.

Ordered, That a copy of the above Letter be engrossed, and signed by the President, and, together with a copy of the notes of the examination of Mr˙ John Carter, as far as relates to the Ship Sally and White' s Brigantine, be transmitted to the Committee of the City of Philadelphia.