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Letter to the Continental Congress

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On reading the Letter of Nicholas Low, of the 6th of September last, for leave to ship Flour,

Ordered, That a Letter be wrote to the Continental Congress, requesting their directions, whether the Inhabitants of this Colony ought to be prevented from exporting Provisions or any other articles to any places whatsoever, except those interdicted by the General Association of the Congress.

Thereupon, a draught of a Letter to the Continental Congress was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

In Provincial Congress, New-York, October 13, 1775.

SIR: I am directed to request the favour of you to take the sense of the honourable Congress, and to give us their answer by return of the post, or first other good conveyance, whether the inhabitants of this Colony ought to be prevented from exporting provisions or other articles to any places whatsoever except those interdicted by the General Association of the Congress.

I am, with the greatest respect. By order of the Congress:

To the Honourable John Hancock, Esq˙, President of the Continental Congress.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed, and signed by the President, and transmitted.

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