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Letter from John Cadwallader


Mr˙ Speaker laid before the House a Letter from Colonel John Cadwallader, which was read, and follows in these words, viz:

"Philadelphia, March 15, 1776.

"SIR: I am informed that the honourable House of Assembly have thought proper to appoint me a Colonel (second in command) in the Provincial service. I am very sensible of the honour conferred on me; but as the House have not granted my request, (which was the command of the First Battalion,) I beg you will be pleased to inform the House that I decline accepting the appointment.

"I am, sir, with great respect, your most obedient, very humble servant, &c.,


"To the Hon˙ John Morton, Esq˙, Speaker of the honourable House, of Assembly of Pennsylvania."

The House adjourned to ten o' clock to-morrow morning.