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Letter from Governour Gage to the Earl of Dartmouth


Copy of the extract of a Letter from the Honourable Governour GAGE to the Earl of DARTMOUTH, dated BOSTON, 20 th February, 1775.

"I have tried to get intelligence if they had presumed to usurp the Government entirely, and choose a Governour, and am informed that the measure was talked of, but could not be carried. Some people from Connecticut, termed a Committee, and amongst them the Governour' s son, came to the Congress just after adjournment, which caused much speculation, and of course many reports. Some say their business was to offer an aid of men; others, to inform them of the contents of a letter the Governour of that Colony had received from your Lordship; but I can only yet discover that it was a visit of curiosity."

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie upon the table to be perused by the Members of the House.