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Letter from the New-York Congress to the Committees in the several Counties


GENTLEMEN: You will see by the enclosed Resolution of this Congress that it is recommended to such of the Counties as have not already formed Committees, to do it without delay; and that such of the inhabitants of this Colony as have hitherto neglected to subscribe the General Association, to do it, so as to enable you to make a return within the time limited in the Resolution.

As the execution of this Resolve is committed to your care, we request you to use your best endeavours to see that this recommendation be complied with. It may, nevertheless, be proper to inform you, that it is the sense of this Congress that no coercive steps ought to be used to induce any person to sign the Association. The propriety of the measure, the example of the other Counties, and the necessity of maintaining a perfect union in every part of this Colony, it is presumed are sufficient reasons to induce the inhabitants of your County to comply with this requisition.