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Letter to the Absent Members


[Note. — There were not sufficient Members present to form a quorum on the 28th or 29th of October; therefore, those present adjourned until ten o' clock on the morning of the 2d day of November next.

The following Letters and other Proceedings of the Members present on the 28th and 29th have been preserved:]

New-York, October 28, 1775.

Several Members met, but there not being a sufficient number present to form a House, the gentlemen present prepared the following Letters, the draughts of which are on the files, but are not mentioned on the Minutes:

New-York, October 28, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We are sorry to inform you that, by reason of the absence of a number of the members, we are unable to make a Congress, so as to despatch the publick business. Many things are to be done preparatory to our dissolution, which must be despatched. We therefore entreat that you would attend on Tuesday next, that we may go on with the business. We hope we shall be able to finish in three or four days if we can make a Congress, and are your humble servants. By order:

To Paul Micheau.

P˙S. Pray notify your fellow-Members of this.

To Orange, Queen' s, Richmond, King' s.

In Provincial Congress, New-York, October 28, 1775.