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Letter from Thomas Mifflin


Monday, November 20, 1775.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr˙ Speaker laid before the House a Letter just received from Thomas Mifflin, Esq˙, dated at Cambridge, the 12th instant, requesting the Speaker to make his respectful compliments to the House, and to inform them that it is not in his power to serve as a member of their body this year, and desiring that his election may be therefore considered as void.

Upon motion, Resolved, That in the absence of the President and Vice-President, any seven or more of the Committee of Safety, being met, may choose a Chairman for the time, in place of the President and Vice-President so absent.

The Bill intituled "An Act for the relief of Richard Taylor, Jacob Muck, George Jacob Hausman, Richard Ray, and Francis Owens, languishing prisoners in the Jail of Philadelphia County, and James Mackey, a languishing prisoner in the Jail of Northumberland County, with respect to the imprisonment of their persons," being transcribed according to order, was read the third time, and compared at the table.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Rodman and Mr˙ Jacobs wait on the Governour therewith, for his assent to the same.

The House adjourned to ten o' clock, to-morrow morning.