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All Letters Wrote to or by the Avowed Enemies of this Country


The Committee appointed to bring in a Resolve respecting intercepted Letters, reported. The Report was read and accepted, and is as follows, viz:

Whereas, it has been represented to this Congress, that several Letters and packets of Letters, of publick concernment, wrote to and by the avowed enemies of this Country, have fallen into the hands of sundry persons in this Colony; and whereas, it appears absolutely necessary that all such Letters should be immediately laid before this Congress for their consideration: therefore,

Resolved, That all persons who now are or shall hereafter be possessed of such Letters, shall lay them as soon as may be before this or some future Congress for their advisement thereon.