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The Speaker Laid before the House a Letter


Tuesday, March 14, 1775.

A Letter from the Speaker was laid before the Members who met this morning, acquainting them he was so much indisposed that he could not leave his chamber, and desiring they would choose another Speaker, to prevent any delay of business.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Hillegas and Mr˙ Ross wait on the Speaker in the morning, and report whether the state of his health will allow him to attend the service of the House at any time to-morrow.

It was then moved that the Clerk do, by direction of the Members, adjourn them to ten o' clock to-morrow morning; and they were adjourned accordingly.