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Letter from Commodore Hopkins to the President of Congress


IN CONGRESS, Thursday, August 15, 1776. — Resolved, That the said Commodore Hopkins, during his cruise to the southward, did not pay due regard to the tenour of his instructions, whereby he was expressly directed to annoy the enemy' s ships upon the coasts of the Southern States; and that his reasons for not going from Providence immediately to the Carolinas are by no means satisfactory.