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Letter from Governour Trumbull


Die Vencris, 9 ho˙ A˙M˙, October 13, 1775.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment. Present:

Nathaniel Woodhull, Esq˙, President, &c.

A Letter from the Honourable Jonathan Trumbull, Esq˙, Governour of Connecticut, was read and filed, and is in the words following, to wit:

"Lebanon, October 9, 1775.

SIR: Have this moment received your favour of the 6th instant, enclosing an extract of your letter from General Schuyler, also requesting me to give such aid in the necessary article you mention, as may be in my power. I have just received General Washington' s letter of the 5th inst˙, advising that a small fleet, consisting of a sixty-four gun ship, a twenty, two sloops of eighteen guns, two transports, and about six hundred men, with two morlars and four howitzers on board, had just sailed from Boston, from which he suspects they intended to bombard some Town on the coast. We have this day received, by report, a transient account that some ships were cannonading the Town of Bristol on the last Saturday, but have not got any certain intelligence of the matter. We are in expectation they may appear soon on our coast, and fear that, under the present situation of affairs, we are not able to lend any aid in the necessary article you mention, having made so many disbursements of that article already.

I am, most respectfully, Sir, your most obedient humble servant, JONATHAN TRUMBULL.

Honourable President Woodhull."