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Letter from the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts


A Letter from Joseph Warren, President of the Provincial Congress at Watertown, was read, and is in the words following:


"In Provincial Congress. Watertown, June 13, 1775.

"GENTLEMEN: Considering the exposed state of the frontiers of some of the Colonies; the danger that the inhabitants of Canada may possibly have disagreeable apprehensions from the military preparations making in some of the other Colonies; and the rumours that there are some appearances of their getting themselves in readiness to act in a hostile way, this Congress have made application to the honourable Continental Congress, desiring them to take such measures as to them shall appear proper, to quiet and conciliate the minds of the Canadians, and to prevent such alarming apprehensions.

"We also have had the disagreeable accounts of methods taken to fill the minds of the Indian tribes, adjacent to those Colonies, with sentiments very injurious to us; particularly we have been informed that Colonel Guy Johnson has taken great pains with the Six Nations, in order to bring them into a belief that it is designed by the Colonies to fall upon them and cut them off. We have therefore desired the honourable Continental Congress, that they would, with all convenient speed, use their influence in guarding against the evil intended by this malevolent misrepresentation. And we desire you to join with us in such application.




"To the Honourable Delegates of the Congress of the Province of New-York."