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June 5, Letter from the Convention of Virginia, enclosing their Resolutions of the 15th instant, respecting Independence, presented by the Speaker


Wednesday, June 5, 1776.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The Speaker laid before the House a Letter he had received from the President of the General Convention of Virginia, enclosing Resolves of the Convention of that Colony ; which were read, and are as they severally follow, viz:

"Virginia, May 22, 1776.

"I am honoured with the commands of the General Convention of this Colony to transmit you the enclosed Resolutions , which they have thought it indispensably necessary to enter into at this important crisis; requesting that you will communicate their contents to the Assembly of your Colony, for their consideration.

"I have the honour to be, sir, your most obedient servant,


"Honourable the Speaker of Assembly, Pennsylvania."