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Letter to the New-York Delegates in the Continental Congress


Thereupon, a draught of a Letter to the Delegates of this Colony was read and approved of, and is in the words following, to wit:

Committee of Safety for the Colony of New-York,

July 18, 1775.

GENTLEMEN: We have had a Congress with the Five Nations in contemplation. A Committee was appointed


to prepare the necessary papers to be laid before your body; but the necessities of the season required an adjournment of the Congress till next Tuesday, and we now sit only in a Committee of Safety. The proceedings on the subject we send you, imperfect as they are in draught, that if the Continental Congress think they may be of any use, they may have the materials in their possession.

We are, Gentlemen, your very humble servants.

By order of the Committee of Safety.

To the Delegates of the Colony of New-York at Continental Congress, Philadelphia.

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed and signed by the Chairman, and transmitted to the Delegates of this Colony at Continental Congress, together with the draughts therein mentioned.

The Committee then adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.