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Correspondence between Captain Wallace and Town Council of Newport, Rhode-Island


[No˙ 3.] Newport, November 16, 1775.

SIR: Your proposal for settling a truce between the Town of Newport and Captain Wallace, we have received and examined; and as the word unexamined, in your proposal, seems to us will not be complied with by Capt˙ Wallace, request you will leave the same out, as we apprehend it contrary to his instructions and the acts of Parliament, and are fearful it will greatly impede the wished-for truce.

I am, in behalf of the Town Council of Newport, Sir, &c˙, WM˙ CODDINGTON, Council Clerk.

To Ezek Hopkins, Esq˙, Brigadier-General of the Forces in this Colony.