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Letter from the President of the Continental Congress


The President produced a Warrant of the Continental Congress, bearing date on the 1st day of August instant, for the payment of One Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars to this Congress; which was read, and is in the words following, to wit:

"In Congress, August 1, 1775.

"Resolved, That a sum not exceeding One Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars be paid to the Provincial Convention of New-York, to be applied towards the discharge of the Moneys advanced, and the Debts; contracted for the publick service by the said Provincial Convention and the Committee of Albany, in pursuance of the directions of this Congress. And that the said Provincial Convention account to this Congress at their next meeting for the application of the said Money.

"JOHN HANCOCK, President."