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Commitment of William Sutton


A Letter was received from the President of the Convention of the State of New York, acquainting this Board that they had sent to this City William Sutton, to be confined here as a person inimical to the liberties of America. He was therefore committed to the State Prison, and the following is a copy of his Mittimus:

"In Council of Safety for the State of Pennsylvania.

"Whereas William Sutton being sent by the Convention of the State of New York to this Council, to be confined in the Jail of this City, upon a charge of being an enemy to the rights and liberties of America, you are, therefore, hereby required and enjoined to receive into your custody the body of the said William Sutton, and him safely keep, at his own expense, until he be duly discharged by this Board or by order of Congress; and for your so doing this shall be your warrant.

"Given under my hand this 8th day of August, 1776.

"By order of the Council:
(Signed by the President.)

"To Robert Jewell, Keeper of the State Prison."