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Massachusetts Congress to New-Hampshire Congress



In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 15, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: Considering the exposed state of the frontiers of some of the Colonies; the danger that the inhabitants of Canada may possibly have disagreeable apprehensions from the military preparations making in several of the other Colonies; and the rumours that there are some appearances of their getting themselves in readiness to act in a hostile way; this Congress have made application to the Continental Congress, desiring them to take such measures as to them shall appear proper, to quiet and conciliate the minds of the Canadians, and prevent such alarming apprehensions. We also have had the most disagreeable accounts of methods taken to fill the minds of the Indian Tribes adjacent to these Colonies with sentiments very injurious to us; particularly, we have been informed that Colonel Guy Johnson has taken great pains with the Six Nations, in order to bring them into a belief that it is designed by the Colonies to fall upon them and cut them off. We have, therefore, desired the Honourable Continental Congress that they would, with all convenient speed, use their influence in guarding against the evil intended by this malevolent misrepresentation, and we desire you to join with us in such application.


Honourable Provincial Congress of New-Hampshire.