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Letter to Captain Montagu, on his breach of the truce


A Letter from Captain Montagu, of the Fowey ship of war, of this day, to the President of the Council of Safety, was laid before the Convention, and read.

Thereupon, it is Ordered, That the President of the Council of Safety be directed to write a Letter to Captain Montagu in the following words, to wit:

In Council of Safety, June 25, 1776.

SIR: By command of the Convention, I enclose you their Resolution of yesterday, which expresses the occasion of discontinuing an intercourse with the Fowey, which was wished and expected to have ended more satisfactorily. Any measures that may be attempted for the ostensible cause of stopping the Governour' s baggage must properly be imputed to your breach of the truce, and will be resented in full proportion to the injury.

The Convention adjourns until to-morrow morning, nine o' clock.