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Letter from the Convention of Georgia


Thursday, July 20, 1775.

Met according to adjournment.

An Express arriving with despatches from Gen˙ Schuyler, the same were read.

A Letter was likewise received from the Convention of Georgia, and read, setting forth that that Colony had acceded to the General Association, and appointed Delegates to attend this Congress.

Adjourned till one o' clock, P˙ M.

P˙ M. Met according to adjournment.

The Despatches from General Schuyler being taken into consideration,

Resolved, That General P˙ Schuyler be empowed to dispose of and employ all the Troops in the New-York Department, in such manner as he may think best for the protection and defence of these Colonies, the Tribes of Indians in friendship and amity with us, and most effectually to promote the general interest, still pursuing, if in his power, the former orders from this Congress, and subject to the future orders of the Commander-in-Chief.

Adjourned till to-morrow, at nine o' clock.