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Letters to the Members


New-York, November 22, 1775.

Deputies chosen to represent the City and County of New-York, and the Counties of Westchester, Ulster, and Dutchess, in Provincial Congress met; and there not being a majority of the Counties represented, the gentlemen present requested one of the Secretaries of the late Provincial Congress to address a Letter to the members chosen to represent King' s County, in the words following:

New-York, November 22, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: The members chosen to represent the Counties of New-York, Westchester, Ulster, and Dutchess, in Provincial Congress, have met several days past, but cannot proceed to business, for want of more members. I am therefore directed, by those met, to request of you that


a sufficient number of members to represent your County do attend and take their seats as soon as possible, that the business of the great cause we are engaged in may be no longer delayed or neglected.

I am, Gentlemen, your most obedient humble servant.

The Deputies present then adjourned until ten o' clock, to-morrow morning.