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Message from the Lieutenant Governour


A Message from his Honour the Lieutenant-Governour, by Mr˙ Bayard, Deputy Secretary; and the same being read, is in the words following, viz:

GENTLEMEN: The very insufficient state of the publick office of the Secretary of the Province is obvious. The records and papers, which are of the greatest importance to the whole Province, are, from the ruinous state of the house, daily exposed to the worst effects of the weather.

You will find this business requires your immediate attention; and I therefore recommend it to your consideration.


New-York, 13th March, 1775.

Ordered, That the said Message be referred to the consideration of the Committee to whom his Honour' s Speech, &c˙, are committed.