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Colonel P. Livingston' s Motion for a Vote of Thanks


Die Martis, 10 ho˙, A˙ M˙, the 21st February, 1775.

A motion was made by Colonel P˙ Livingston, in the words following, viz:

Mr˙ Speaker: I move that the thanks of this House be given to the Merchants and Inhabitants of this City and Colony, for their repeated, disinterested, publick-spirited, and patriotick conduct, in declining the importation or receiving of Goods from Great Britain, and for their firm adherence to the Association entered into and recommended by the Grand Continental Congress, held at Philadelphia, in the months of September and October last; and that Mr˙ Speaker signify the same to the President of the Chamber of Commerce in this City, at their next meeting, and order a copy of the same to be published in the publick prints.

And debates arising on the said motion, and the question being put thereon, it was carried in the negative, in manner following, viz:

For the Negative.

Mr˙ Jauncey,
Colonel Philips,
Mr˙ Brush,
Mr˙ Nicoll,
Mr˙ Billopp,
Mr˙ Gale,
Mr˙ Coe,
Colonel Wells,
Mr˙ Van Kleeck,
Mr˙ Brinkerhoff,
Mr˙ Kissam,
Mr˙ Walton,
Mr˙ Wilkins,
Mr˙ De Lancey,
Mr˙ Ten Eyck.

For the Affirmative.

Mr˙ Thomas,
Mr˙ De Witt,
Mr˙ Van Cortlandt,
Mr˙ Boerum,
Colonel Schuyler,
Colonel Woodhull,
Mr˙ Clinton,
Captain Seaman,
Colonel Ten Broeck,
Colonel P˙ Livingston.